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Sunshine Coast now in Stage 4 water restrictions

File photo of a tap with running water.
File photo of a tap with running water. Files / Global News

We may be entering what is typically the wet and rainy season for most of B.C., but residents on the Sunshine Coast are now under Stage 4 water restrictions.

According to the Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) the area’s drinking water supply is at risk due to the prolonged dry weather. Therefore, effective immediately and until further notice, Stage 4 water restrictions are in place for residents south of Pender Harbour.

Click on this map for specific exceptions.

Here is the schedule for outdoor water use restriction for Stage 4.

There is a complete ban on all outdoor water tap use.

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The following areas are exempt from Stage 4 outdoor water use restrictions until further notice:

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  • SCRD water users from Pender Harbour to Earl’s Cove/Egmont will remain at Stage 1 outdoor water use restrictions.
  • SCRD water users supplied by ground water sources in Langdale, Soames Point and Granthams Landing will remain at Stage 2 outdoor water use restrictions.
  • In the Town of Gibsons, only Zone 3 is subject to Stage 4 outdoor water use restrictions.
  • For households in the Town of Gibsons’ Zones 1 and 2, which are supplied by the Gibsons Aquifer, contact the Town of Gibsons at www.gibsons.ca/water_restrictions.

To learn more about the water restrictions in place, check out the SCRD website.

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