Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Water Restrictions Implemented

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Good Afternoon,

Effective immediately, the District of Tofino is implementing Stage 1 Water Conservation Measures. This means that watering of lawns and gardens or other activities requiring large use of water is permitted only as follows:

·        Even numbered civic addresses may sprinkle on Tuesdays and Fridays between the hours of 6:00 A.M. and 9:00 A.M. and between the hours of 7:00 P.M. and 10:00 P.M.

·        Odd numbered civic addresses may sprinkle on Mondays and Thursdays between the hours of6:00 A.M. and 9:00 A.M. and between the hours of 7:00 P.M. and10:00 P.M.

Un-attended watering of gardens and lawns is NOT permitted. Please be sure to use available water with care, by ensuring that no water is wasted and by conserving and re-using water where possible. The District of Tofino would like to thank the residents and businesses for your support with these water conservation measures. These regulations will be strictly enforced and infractions will be prosecuted.

Note - Automatic Sprinkler Systems
Special arrangements may be made for premises equipped with timed, automatic sprinkler systems and/or newly landscaped areas.  Please contact the Public Works Foreman at 725-4212 for further information.

For more information, please visit our webpage: http://tofino.ca/content/water-conservation-stage-1

Or contact:
Bob MacPherson
Chief Administrative Officer

Elyse Goatcher-Bergmann  |  Office Assistant  |  District of Tofino  |  121 Third Street, Box 9, Tofino BC V0R 2Z0
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Anonymous said...

I'd like to know more about the huge water pipe I've seen being buried alongside the highway in the park, and the huge pile of pipe stacked by the landfill.(looks like enough to reach to Kennedy Lake) Where will this project's water flow to? Who is paying for it? When will it be on line? Is it in any way connected with the liquid waste agreement betweem Esowista and District of Tofino?
Why do I still hear a discussion about potential upgrades to the Meares Island system? Wouldn't this Kennedy Lake water satisfy everyone's needs?
Am I permitted to even ask such questions?

Ralph Tieleman said...

The park has a new resevoir south of Long Beach . Eventually all the sewage from the park will be pumped to Tofino. The park says they won't connect to Tofino's system until a treatment plant is built. There is currently no active plan to access water from Kennedy Lake.

Anonymous said...

Kennedy Lake water is a pipe dream

Anonymous said...

Intresting how this is possible ! Maybe the water intake screens are plugged, when was the last time the screens where cleaned?
Where is the preventive maintenance program as the screen should be cleaned every 3 months at the least .
How much water is at the intake dams ? and are the cameras being monitored daily and are the flow rates being recorded as this information would clearly tell the Public Works manager and Forman as to what to expect well in advance.

Anonymous said...

Just realized my sprinkler is still going here in Ukee. I'll just shut it off later.
No Problem. Actually I'll water the rest of the lawn first.

Anonymous said...

Time is of the essence to increase our water capacity on Meares Island. A simple increase in the dam height along with minor expansion would satisfy the needs of our entire community. First Nations need water as well. Get a dialogue going now and get it done. The First Nations have interests in development in Tofino so maybe town could ease development fees in exchange for expansion. Where there is a will there is a way. If we wait until there is an emergency, costs will increase. Now is the time to be proactive and not reactive.