What a difference a year makes.
Two weeks into July, and Metro Vancouver’s reservoirs are still nearly full.
Chair of Metro Vancouver’s utilities commission Darrell Mussatto says water levels are at about 84%, up from the low 70’s this time last year.
“I think it’s largely attributable to the cooler weather, the more rain that we’ve had. And as well, the reductions in the daily amount people are using, we’ve learned from last year and we’re using less water.”
In fact, Mussatto says we’re using about 260-million litres less of water per day.
“Last year we were around 1.4 billion litres of water a day. We’re around 1.14 now. So we’re down significantly.”
He says he’s hopeful the region can avoid an upgrade to stage two water restrictions this year.