Effective immediately, September 30, and until further notice, the Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) has declared a return to Stage 1 outdoor water use restrictions for all regional water customers of the Sunshine Coast.
The SCRD would like to thank regional water customers for their diligence in conserving water through this summer’s drought. It was a long hot summer and the fall rains have arrived in time to avoid Stage 3 Restrictions.
Sprinklers, soaker hoses, irrigation systems and other watering devices can now be used for outdoor watering according to the Stage 1 schedule below:
For even addresses outdoor watering is allowed Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday from 7 pm to 9pm and from 7 to 9 pm
For odd addresses outdoor water use is allowed on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday from 7am to 9pm. and from 7 pm to 9pm
Hand held hoses with shut-off devices can be used anytime for watering trees, shrubs, flowers or vegetables.
Planning ahead for next year’s garden?
Remember that rain sensors are required on all irrigation systems to prevent watering in the rain.
Low flow drip irrigation systems (less than 20 gallons of water per hour and operate at less than 25 psi) are exempt from the watering restrictions because they are water-conserving systems.
Plant or seed new lawns in spring. Permits for extra watering of new lawns are only available during Stage 1.
For more information, contact the SCRD at 604-885- 6806 or the Town of Gibsons 604-886-2274. Visit www. scrd.ca/Sprinkling-Regulations for details on water use restrictions.