Despite online water shaming it looks like people might be getting the message on reducing their water usage.
Metro Vancouver chair and Port Coquitlam mayor Greg Moore says usage was down sharply yesterday.
“The goal that we have to get to as a region is we use less than one-point-two billion litres of water a day. And so we made the announcement on Monday that we’re going to move to Stage Three. Monday we have one-point four six billion litres of water used a day, but then yesterday, it reduced substantially, we were just over one point two billion litres of water used, so we have a little more work to do, but we’re definitely moving in the right direction.”
But Moore says more work needs to be done.
“You will see more bylaw tickets being handed out. We wanted to come out in the beginning, most municipalities, with the carrot with education and give people a chance and hopefully they respond to that. If they dont then I think you will see more tickets. Remember a ticket can be handed out every time that you break the bylaw not just the one time. So those could accumulate quite quickly if people are really ignoring it. We are monitoring this literally on an hourly basis on water consumption. Our resevoirs once a day.”
He says reservoir levels are below 69-percent and those levels will be key to determining if we move to stage four water restrictions.