PARKSVILLE – The City of Parksville moved to stage 3 watering restrictions at the beginning of July, but some people aren’t buying into the program.
According to a city release, during the first week of the restrictions, water usage was actually much higher than normal summer consumption.
The city will continue to monitor usage, and if there’s no improvement, they’ll impose stage 4 restrictions, a complete outdoor watering ban.
Stage three restrictions maintain the even and odd water framework but also encourages voluntary reductions.
Stage three is necessary because the current water intake on the Englishmen River is not operating at full capacity due to infrastructure complications.