Update on Water Conservation Regulations

Tags:  2023 | News Release
Date Released: October 4, 2023

Recent rain has allowed for further changes to water conservation regulations on the Sunshine Coast. 

Effective immediately, there are no water conservation regulations in effect for the following water systems:

  • Chapman Water System
  • Egmont
  • Cove Cay
  • North Pender Harbour
  • Langdale
  • Soames Point
  • Granthams Landing
Picture shows Chapman Lake on September 30, 2023

Chapman Lake, September 30, 2023

The South Pender Water System will remain on Stage 3 water conservation regulations at this time. The area has still not received enough rain to change water conservation regulations. Staff are continuously assessing supply and demand on this system and further updates will be provided early next week. 

The Eastbourne Water System must remain at Stage 4 at this time. This area has also not received a significant amount of rainfall and the systems have not recharged sufficiently to drop any water conservation regulations. 

“As with many other communities in the Province, this year we saw a significant period of drought on the Sunshine Coast, which is unfortunately becoming our new normal,” says SCRD Chair Leonard Lee. “While the Church Road Well Field and installation of water meters will help to secure our water supply, we need to focus on water conservation through the summer. Whether it’s looking at efficiencies within your home or making your garden tolerant to drought, small changes can make a big difference to our water supply.”

There is lots of great information and advice on water conservation, both inside and outside of the home at www.scrd.ca/water 

Learn more about water conservation regulations at www.scrd.ca/water-regulations