Public Notice

Posted: May 25, 2023      |      By: Communications

Stage 2 Water Conservation Begins May 29, 2023

Posted: May 25, 2023   |   By: Communications

Effective Monday, May 29, 2023

May 2023 has been a significantly hotter, drier and busier month than usual. The District is requesting all visitors and residents to conserve water in an effort to delay further restrictions.

  • Tofino’s Ahkmahksis Reservoir is significantly lower than expected for this time of year.
  • On average in May, Tofino receives ~150mm of rain. This May Tofino has received only ~4.2mm of rain to date.
  • Tofino's water consumption is up 50% from 2021 (up to May 21), and up 10% from May 2022.

District Staff are meeting with major water users weekly to encourage education and awareness, and Bylaw staff are educating users about water conservation regulations.  ⁠
Tofino’s tap water is collected with gratitude from the rainforests protected by Tla-o-qui-aht Tribal Parks in the Hahuulthii of the Tla-o-qui-aht Ha'wiih.⁠

During Stage 2 Water Conservation:⁠

Outdoor watering of lawns, gardens, trees and landscaped areas is prohibited except for the watering of food plants by hand-held hose with an automatic shut-off mechanism or hand-held canister as follows:⁠

- Odd numbered civic addresses may water on Monday and Thursday between the hours of 6 AM to 9 AM and 7 PM to 10 PM; and⁠
- Even numbered civic addresses may water on Tuesday and Friday between the hours of 6 AM to 9 AM and 7 PM to 10 PM⁠
- All other outdoor use of water is prohibited except to the minimum extent to remove salt water and provide basic hygienic cleaning.⁠

For clarity, filling or refilling of hot tubs is prohibited.⁠

Learn more about water conservation

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