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South Peace water use restrictions

South Peace municipal water use bylaws
Running tap
Let's not leave it running.

A quick look at what each municipality is doing concerning water usage and water use bylaws in the South Peace.

Dawson Creek first enacted a water conservation bylaw more than 40 years ago, which includes automatic stage one conservation measures that go into effect each year from May 1 to Oct. 1. 

From May to October, residents with even-numbered civic addresses can water their lawns on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 4 am and 9 am and from 7 pm to 10 pm. Residents with odd-numbered addresses can water on Thursdays and Sundays from 4 am and 9 am and from 7 pm to 10 pm.

City council can choose to declare further stages of water conservation measures, which include further restrictions on lawn watering, hauling bulk water, and other uses.

South of Dawson Creek in Pouce Coupe, stage one restrictions automatically come into effect on May 1 and last until Sept. 30.

Similar to Mile Zero residents with even-numbered addresses can water their lawns on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 4 am and 9 am and from 7 pm to 10 pm. Residents with odd-numbered addresses can water on Thursdays and Sundays from 4 am and 9 am and from 7 pm to 10 pm.

In Tumbler Ridge, the district has asked residents to restrict lawn watering to the early mornings and evenings, in light of the recent heatwave. Odd numbered homes can water on odd days, and even numbered homes can water on even days. 

No restrictions exist in Chetwynd, but the district says water is metered within the town, and that reservoir levels are healthy with no need for concern.