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Water restrictions remain unchanged for City of Powell River

Haslam Lake water levels slightly above average
LEVELS MONITORED: Haslam Lake’s water levels are slightly above average so water restrictions in City of Powell River remain at stage two, which provides for watering between midnight and 9 am every second day, depending on odd or even house addresses.

While residents in the Sunshine Coast Regional District (Sechelt Peninsula) will be facing increased water restrictions as of July 23, City of Powell River is not going to a more restrictive stage at this time.

According to city director of infrastructure Tor Birtig, the city is currently at stage two of water use restrictions under its waterworks regulations and rates bylaw.

“Stage two limits sprinkling to between 12 am and 9 am on the odd or even day of the property,” said Birtig.

The bylaw stipulates that consumers shall not use more than one hose for sprinkling purposes at any one time.

“The city continues to monitor water consumption and reservoir levels to determine if further restrictions are required," added Birtig. "At present, while consumption is slightly above average, the level of Haslam Lake is slightly above average for this time of year.”

In the Sunshine Coast Regional District, on July 19, the regional district announced the prolonged dry weather conditions require more water restrictions in some of the water systems.