As part of the upgrading of the drinking water plant (UPEP), the City of Campbell River is asking the residents throughout the region to respect certain restrictions this fall and this winter.
From September 1 to December 31, it will be forbidden to do mechanical watering in these areas, under penalty of a $200 fine.
The City also requires citizens to reduce their drinking water consumption between 5:00 am and 8:00 am and between 5:00 pm and 8:00 pm, including using the dishwasher and laundry detergent at other times of the day. The City may impose further restrictions if necessary.
These measures are essential “to ensure a stable and constant supply of drinking water,” the City said in a statement.
The expansion and modernization of the Hull UPEP, at a cost of $68 million, aims to improve water quality, ensure the sustainability of facilities and increase capacity Of filtration. They started in the spring of 2017 and will last two and a half years.
The plant remains in operation during construction.
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