City extends watering restrictions to Oct. 31


Warm weather and lack of rain have extended Provincial Drought Level 4 conditions in Central Vancouver Island, causing the City of Nanaimo to continue watering restrictions until the end of October.

The City has sufficient water supply to serve community needs and maintain environmental flow releases, such as the pulse release for returning Chinook salmon. Residents and businesses are key partners in ensuring the City continues to enjoy abundant high-quality water.

To view the current water restriction stage and find information on water conservation please visit

Link to Strategic Plan: Environmental Responsibility - we will protect and enhance Nanaimo's natural environment by looking after the community's biological diversity and adapt the way we live, work, recreate and move.

Key Points

  • Continued drought conditions require that Stage 2 watering restrictions are extended to Oct. 31.
  • The City has sufficient water to meet community and environmental needs


"Nanaimo has excellent water and we are confident that with the cooperation of residents and businesses that we can continue to supply the community and meet our environmental needs."

General Manager, Engineering and Public Works
City of Nanaimo


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