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Stage 4 watering restrictions in Nanoose Bay after pump station failure

Parksville, BC, Canada / 88.5 The Beach
Stage 4 watering restrictions in Nanoose Bay after pump station failure

NANAIMO — The most strict watering restrictions have come into effect in Nanoose Bay after a pump station serving the area failed.

The RDN reported the Craig Bay Pump station failure significantly reduces water supply to the Nanoose Bay Peninsula Water Service Area, triggering stage 4 watering restrictions.

All lawn-watering in Nanoose Bay is temporarily banned, while watering gardens by hand is still allowed.

Stage 4 restrictions will remain until a backup pump has been installed and reservoir levels have recovered to an acceptable amount, according to an RDN news release.

Details on current watering restrictions throughout the mid-island, including a handy graph, can be viewed here.

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