Drought season is here
As we continue to face this warm, dry weather that puts stress on our water system, we encourage you to continue limiting outdoor water use and abide by the one-day-per-week lawn watering rule (or even stop watering your lawn entirely) to help conserve our region’s water supply. Successful conservation will help ensure the continued delivery of drinking water where it is needed most – for drinking, cooking, and cleaning – and will reduce the likelihood of Metro Vancouver needing to increase watering restrictions. Find watering regulations and conservation info at newwestcity.ca/lawnwatering.
Further to water conservation, please be mindful the dry conditions have made the local fire risk very serious. Be cautious of where you put cigarette butts and cooking devices. Please visit bcwildfire.ca for current conditions and bans/restrictions, and keep an eye on City channels for New Westminster-specific updates.