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Metro Vancouver warning people to be cautious with water use

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'There are a good number of people who have forgotten about 2015': Metro Vancouver

We are not seeing the same conditions that led to the prolonged drought in 2015

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – With each passing day, the levels in local reservoirs continue to drop and with more hot weather in store. Metro Vancouver is again, pleading with people to limit how much they use.

That means things like limiting how long you shower and how often you water your lawn.

Darrell Mussatto is the chair of the Utilities Committee and he’s reminding everyone that with the current levels at 66 per cent, people still need to be vigilant because we could easily have a dry fall.

“Common sense is not always that common. Some people just think that if we get a lot of rain in November, December, January and February so it’s okay for us to use that kind of water all year round and it’s not. We only have three reservoirs that are limited in size and we want to make sure we use that water wisely.”

He adds they’ll keep repeating their message in hopes, eventually, people will change and they’ll continue to push their education campaign about water restrictions.

“There are a good number of people who have forgotten about 2015, yes, but overall people are making a difference. They are making the changes which is great. There are a few that don’t get it and we need to remind them they just can’t put tons of water on their lawns.”

We are not seeing the same conditions that led to the prolonged drought in 2015 that resulted in several heightened water restrictions, but prolonged dry periods during the summer have led to a drop in the reservoir levels.