The Metro Vancouver Utilities Committee is asking the public’s opinion on proposed changes to water restrictions for the summer.
North Vancouver Mayor and chair of the committee Darrell Mussatto says the first public consultation was positive.
“It was overwhelmingly supportive of being more progressive and bringing in the water restrictions a little more than we have in the past. So it was good to see that. But we have three more of these consultation forums set up and we’ll hear from more people.”
The recommended changes would see lawn watering changed to twice a week instead of three times starting May 1, and tighter restrictions on school yards, sports fields, golf courses and car washes in stages two and three.
Mussatto says even with the snow this winter, water restrictions could still come up later in the summer.
“The more snow pack the better. It gets us further into May and June than we otherwise would. So snow pack is a good thing. But you’ll remember most the reservoirs, towards the end of the summer and into the fall are refilled with rain water not with snow melt.”
The next consultation will be held at Surrey City Hall on Thursday at 12 p.m.