The local area is about to end the month with only about 20 percent of the normal amount of June precipitation…and the District of Taylor is moving immediately to Stage-3 Water Use Restrictions.
It means no person is allowed to water a lawn or boulevard…fill a swimming pool, hot tub or garden pond…operate a decorative fountain…or wash a vehicle or boat.
The public is also prohibited from washing sidewalks, driveways, parking lots and exterior building surfaces, including windows…unless it is necessary for such work related activities, as painting or paving, or to comply with health and safety regulations.
The District’s water supply comes from two wells on an island in the Peace River, and as such is affected by the river level.
Since it has dropped, water production has fallen from a norm of 350 to 400 gallons per minute, to 250 to 300 gallons a minute.
Since BC Hydro is holding water for potential power production, and has not forecast another release for at least seven days, the District has imposed the new restrictions to ensure continued domestic service.
Stage-3 restrictions carry bylaw infraction fines of 300 dollars for each offense.
In a news release today, Public Works Superintendent Gordon Davies notes, the Lone Wolf Golf Course is no longer on the Taylor Domestic Water System.