Water usage in Metro Vancouver is down, and it’s been trending that way for the past few weeks.
After a small rise following the long weekend, Metro Vancouver water use is back down to about 1.17 billion litres per day, well below the target of 1.2 billion.
“We’ve been 14 days now, almost two weeks, without going over 1.2. I’m hoping that is the new reality.”
Darrell Mussatto chairs the region’s utilities committee.
As of Sunday, however, reservoirs were still just 63 per cent full — below our normal range.
“It’s really important we keep that up because if we go back to consuming more, it’ll put stress on the fall and if we don’t get any rainfall in the fall it will put stress on reservoirs. So, I’ve been very impressed with people adapting, and I’m really hoping that carry that right through to October and November.”
Mussatto says reservoirs are currently sitting at late August, early September levels.
Stage 3 water restrictions are still in place.