Between wildfires and the dry conditions, water is a precious commodity in this province.
Even with water restrictions in place, North Vancouver’s ‘Slide the City’ event will continue as planned – for now.
In a statement, the City’s Deputy Engineer – Peter Navratil – says 50,000 litres of water will be used during the sold-out event.
Putting it into context, a typical garden sprinkler running for an hour uses between 1,000 to 1500 litres of water.
The water will be recirculated through the course – water from the slide dumping into a pool at the bottom, then pumped to the top, and treated with chlorine.
The only water loss, according to Navratil, would happen through evaporation.
As for the water after the event – he says it will be recycled, and possibly used for irrigation.
The method for the August event is said to meet the city’s current stage 2 water restrictions.
The event involves riders sliding down a massive waterslide while riding an inner tube.
Users can complete the run up to three times.
46 more sleeps! DYK, the water at Slide the City will be recirculated which meets current water restrictions. http://t.co/mBda58fDr2
— City of North Van (@CityOfNorthVan) July 6, 2015