The Regional District of Nanaimo implemented Stage 3 Water Restrictions tomorrow (Fri) which calls for a voluntary reduction in water use over and above Stage 2.

It’s in response to the drought conditions and long-range forecast indicating stress on the region’s water sources.

Those are the nine water service areas operated by the Regional District of Nanaimo that include Nanoose Bay Peninsula, Englishman River Community, the City of Parksville, EPCOR French Creek, and North Cedar Improvement District.

For many water systems in the region, Stage 2 Watering Restrictions, that is even or odd day watering with a two-hour maximum, have been in effect since May 1st.

If water demand does not decrease under Stage 3, it will prompt a move to Stage 4, a comprehensive outdoor watering ban, in order to achieve the needed conservation.