Stage 1 Water Restrictions for the District of Ucluelet come into effect on Friday September 1, 2023 until further notice.
- Watering of lawns, gardens, trees and landscaped areas is restricted to use of a hand-held hose with an automatic shut-off mechanism, hand-held canister, or use of a sprinkler or a drip irrigation system.
- Odd numbered civic addresses may water on Monday and Thursday between the hours of 6 AM to 9 AM and 7 PM and 10 PM.
- Even numbered civic addresses may water on Tuesday and Friday between the hours of 6 AM and 9 AM and 7 PM and 10 PM.
- All other outdoor uses of water may only be undertaken with the use of containers or a hand-held hose with an automatic shut-off mechanism.
The Lost Shoe Creek Aquifer has two independent monitoring stations which provide current and historical data on water levels. Both data sets combined provide a highly reliable longitudinal measure of aquifer levels. Our aquifer levels run at a peak of approximately 10.5 meters in the rainy season with an average dry seasonal level of 8 meters. The District is continually monitoring our aquifer levels, and at this time it is prudent to implement Stage 1 Water Restrictions.
If drought conditions continue, we can expect further water use restrictions to be implemented in Ucluelet to protect our supply. Small daily changes in water use habits can make a significant impact and help to avoid potential restrictions. As we know, the effects of drought conditions are time-delayed, so doing our part to conserve water now will have a lasting impact for the future – every drop counts.
Read more about Ucluelet Water/ Water Restrictions: Ucluelet.ca/Water
Thank you to the Ucluelet community for your participation in water conservation and preservation.