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City asking residents to use water wisely

As the drought continues, you can help keep water use down in Powell River.

The city is reminding all residents that Stage 2 water use restrictions are in place.

That means, when it comes to residential and non-residential lawn sprinkling:

  • only one hose is allowed to be used at a time,
  • properties with odd numbered street addresses may water between 12:00am and 9:00am on odd calendar days,
  • properties with even numbered street addresses may water between 12:00am and 9:00am on even calendar days,
  • underground sprinkling systems may be used during the times noted above.

For new (establishing) residential and commercial lawns, trees, shrubs and flowers:

  • sprinkling outside restricted times allowed only at the discretion of the Director of Infrastructure, and with special permits to be displayed on the lawn.

Pressure washing and outdoor surface washing:

  • car and vehicle washing can be done with one hose equipped with a spring-loaded shut off,
  • and non-commercial outdoor washing can be done for health and safety purposes only, or to prepare a surface for painting or similar treatment. Washing for aesthetic purposes is prohibited.

You can learn more about the city’s waterworks regulations at powellriver.ca.

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