Parksville cancels popup water park to conserve water

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The Parksville Volunteer Fire Department (PVFD) popup water park scheduled for Aug. 27 at Shelly Creek Park has been cancelled. 

The city said the decision was made in order to conserve water after B.C. entered Drought Level 5 last week. PVFD hosted two popup water parks on Aug. 20 and 13. 

Parksville remains at stage 3 watering restrictions, which encourages voluntary water conservation by residents.

The city is asking residents to further reduce all non-essential outdoor water use, including limiting lawn watering and refraining from washing cars or outdoor surfaces.

Stage 3 watering restrictions are as follows: 

  • Residents are encouraged to voluntarily reduce watering of lawns to avoid potential future watering ban if city water demands cannot be managed. 
  • Vegetable gardens and fruit trees are exempt from all watering restrictions. 
  • Odd numbered addresses may water on odd numbered days and even numbered addresses on even numbered days. Watering times are 7–10 a.m. or 7–10 p.m. for a maximum of two hours watering per day. However, stage 3 level restrictions ask residents to reduce watering times within these times. 

Detailed information about the city’s water restrictions may be viewed on its website. 

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