Shorter showers recommended in Vancouver as B.C. continues to experience prolonged drought
One-eighth of normal rainfall recorded
October 14, 2022 By Ground Water Canada
Vancouver – The continual drought plaguing British Columbia, including the Lower Mainland, has Metro Vancouver officials urging residents to conserve water by taking shorter showers and other measures.
Water use is up about 20 per cent for the time of year due to dry, warm weather. Only about 50 millimetres of rain have fallen into watersheds since the beginning of August. It’s normally eight times higher for that time of year.
Residents are being asked to allow their lawns to go dormant and to turn off running water during dish washing and teeth brushing.
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