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Nanaimo looking to proactive approach to water conservation this summer

The city of Nanaimo says they are hoping people will be proactive with their water conservation this summer.

In a release, they say water supply is at normal storage levels for this time of the year, but add the current weather forecast suggests a dry season ahead.

“We are being extra cautious as the current weather forecast suggests a warmer and drier summer,” says the City. “With the prospect of a summer drought ahead, we’re encouraging residents to take proactive water conservation measures.”

Ways to be proactive include reducing lawn sprinkling and ensuring that any water leaks are fixed.

The city says conserving now will help ensure there is enough supply for the season.

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“Getting into the habit of conservation will help make sure there is enough supply for essential household use, fire protection, stream flows for fish, and irrigation purposes,” they say. “Our water is a shared resource, thank you for doing your part.”

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