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Water Use Restrictions

Return to Stage 2 Outdoor Water Use Restrictions

Effective immediately, and until further notice, the Sunshine Coast Regional District has declared a return to Stage 2 outdoor water use restrictions for all households and businesses on SCRD water south of Pender Harbour. Stage 1 remains in effect from Pender Harbour to Earl’s Cove/Egmont.

The recent rains have replenished the lakes to suitable levels to support Stage 2 outdoor water use restrictions. We are continuing to monitor lake levels on a daily basis.

The SCRD would like to thank all SCRD water users for their diligence in conserving water.

More About Outdoor Water Use Restrictions

Stage 1 Outdoor Water Use Restrictions come into effect on May 1 annually or as guided by the region's Drought Management Plan. The restrictions are part of the region's efforts to conserve water during drought-prone summer months. Stages may be called at different times in different communities, see this Outdoor Water Use Restrictions FAQ for details about new restrictions.

Do you have an irrigation system? Please update your controls to the new times for your address. Rain sensors are required on all systems to prevent watering in the rain.

The time for establishing new lawns is spring. Permits for extra watering of a new lawn are sold during Stage 1 (Normal) outdoor water use. Permits are available for one-time only, for 21 days, at the Field Road office of the SCRD for $50. Permits allow for sprinkling seven days a week during normal sprinkling times.

EXEMPTIONS: Micro and drip irrigation systems are water conserving technologies that are exempt from Water Use Restrictions until Stage 4. Micro and drip irrigation systems are those which consume less than 20 gallons per hour and operate at 25 psi or less.

Want to do your part? Please read through our Guide to Help You Become a Water Conservation Champion for great tips on conserving water every day.

If you have a concern about water conservation or sprinkling, please call 604-885-6806 or use our online Feedback Form.

Please click on the table for a printable PDF.

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