Beginning September 8, the Town of Ladysmith, Diamond Improvement District, and Stz’uminus First Nation will adopt Stage 3 watering restrictions. This temporary move will allow Town Public Works crews to perform scheduled maintenance on the Holland Lake chicken ladder intake.
"Dredging of the chicken ladder intake at Holland Lake is typically carried out in September prior to the return of the rainy season. To complete this important work, the Holland Lake system is shut down, leaving just enough water to maintain fish flow. Then, the Town's water supply is temporarily drawn from the Stocking Lake system," said Guillermo Ferrero, Chief Administrative Officer.
"Moving to Stage 3 watering restrictions allows us to ensure we can provide enough water from the Stocking Lake system to meet daily demands, while avoiding a potential draw-down from the Arbutus Reservoir. Having said that, I would like to remind residents that saving water is the right thing to do at any time of year. As a community, we must make more of an effort to conserve water before we run into serious problems in the future."
During Stage 3 water restrictions, the following apply:
Water conservation not only protects the environment, it also saves money. Here are some simple tips for conserving water at home and in your yard and garden:
It is anticipated that dredging work will be completed sometime during the week of September 18.
We would like to hear from residents about efforts to conserve water. Post your comments, suggestions and brown lawn photos on our Facebook and Twitter pages and remember that "Every Drop Counts".