As Metro Vancouver’s tough water restrictions drag on, the head of the region’s utilities commission says we need another look at how we manage supply.
North Vancouver Mayor Darrell Mussatto says that includes asking if our reservoirs are big enough or whether we should be flushing toilets with drinking water.
“I think we’re going to re-evaluate this fall, and into the winter to look at all options for sure. How we’re using our water, what our supplies are like and use of greywater and the like, and make recommendation to the municipalities to make sure we don’t really get into this situation in the future.”
“The first thing we would do, is if we wanted to increase our supply would be to look at if we could get further amounts of water from the Coquitlam reservoir. BC Hydro manages that reservoir and we would have to work with them to see if we could draw more water there than we normally would.”
In the meantime, Mussatto is urging residents to stick to restrictions despite the rain.
He says this weekend’s dump wasn’t nearly enough to refill stressed out reservoirs.