As Metro Vancouver struggles with the lack of water in the reservoirs, it’s even worse on the Sunshine Coast where officials predict the main system for 90% of the residents will run out of water by September, if things don’t change.
The Regional District’s Bryan Shoji says right now reservoir levels are down to 62% of normal.
“We figure at our current consumption rates we’ll have to call Stage 4 restrictions, probably in the middle of August, to hopefully let our supply last until the falls rain come.”
However, he says people on the Sunshine Coast are listening to their warnings.
“Before we went to Stage 3, consumption was around 22-million litres a day. And we’re down to 14. So we’ve dropped our consumption by 35%”