Chilliwack eases watering restrictions

City of Chilliwack announced Wednesday it is reverting back to stage 2 watering restrictions

City of Chilliwack announced Wednesday it is reverting back to stage 2 watering restrictions.

Water levels in the Sardis-Vedder aquifer have been on the rise with all the recent rain.

City of Chilliwack announced Wednesday it is reverting back to stage 2 watering restrictions, until the end of the month, even though aquifer levels are higher than normal at this point.

“In order to be good stewards of our water resources, the City of Chilliwack is continuing with Stage 2 watering restrictions,” according to the city news release.

That means residents are allowed to water two days a week between 5 a.m. and 8 a.m. or between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Even numbered addresses can water on Wednesdays and Saturdays, and odd numbered addresses on Thursdays and Sundays.

“Residents who do choose to water their lawns during these times should ensure they don’t unnecessarily water sidewalks or roads.”

Here’s more:

• Watering flower and vegetable gardens, shrubs and trees are permitted at any time with the use of a spring-loaded hose adaptor, watering can, or soaker hose.

• With stage 2 watering restrictions, outdoor impermeable surface washing for aesthetic purposes is allowed (i.e. driveways, sidewalks, buildings, etc.) again with the use of hand-held container or hose equipped with a spring-loaded shut-off device.

On Wednesday, September 3, the Ministry of Forests, Land and Natural Resource Operations downgraded the drought rating for B.C.’s south coast and Lower Fraser areas to Level 3 from the previous level 4 rating, which is the highest possible drought rating.

Enforcement will continue until the end of September. Anyone caught watering outside of the restricted hours will be given a warning, before being issued a $100 fine.

See more Violations can be reported to the Engineering Department at 604.793.2907.

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