There’s a heat wave in store for Metro Vancouver, but it looks like residents won’t be seeing a return to stage two water restrictions.
However, officials are still pushing for water conservation.
“The reservoir supply is at about 69%, sort of right where we normally would be this time of year.”
Metro Vancouver Utilitiles Commission Chair Darrell Mussatto says reduced consumption, a cooler summer, and extra supply from the Coquitlam reservoir have all kept supplies healthy this year.
But, he says while it’s unlikely we’ll see restrictions bumped up this summer, residents are still being urged to conserve.
“We have to remember that we do have a very precious vital resource here, and we have to treat it as such. You know, again watering your lawns, you really only need to water it once a week. That is the number one user of water.”
Mussatto says people are also being asked to keep up good habits by ensuring dish and laundry loads are full.
On Tuesday, Environment Canada issued a special weather statement warning of “prolonged hot weather” into next week.