Watering restrictions are tightening again in Metro Vancouver.

Drought leads to heightened watering ban

Langley Township's wells are lower than last year, but not at danger levels.

  • Jul. 20, 2015 12:00 p.m.

Stage three watering restrictions are coming to Langley and the rest of Metro Vancouver.

According to Kevin Larsen, the Township’s manager of water resources, local officials were warned Monday that Metro is tightening water conservation measures again. The official announcement was expected Tuesday morning.

At stage three, all lawn sprinkling, residential and non-residential, is banned and flowers and vegetable gardens can only be watered by hand, with a spring-loaded shut off nozzle or using drip irrigation.

Refilling private pools is prohibited and outdoor car washing is banned except for cleaning windows, lights, and mirrors.

Even watering cemetery lawns will end under stage three restrictions.

Meanwhile, Langley Township officials are monitoring the levels in wells that provide some of Langley’s water supply.

“The water levels are declining, but it’s not unexpected with the weather we’ve been having,” said Larsen.

So far, the levels aren’t alarming, said Larsen.

Water levels are about half a meter lower than they were at this time last year, Larsen said.

“Still lots of water in the wells at this point,” Larsen said.

The Township has seven wells that serve Aldergrove, seven that feed water into the Metro Vancouver system to blend with water from outside of Langley, and five that serve small local populations, like the Tall Timbers subdivision.

The water system of Aldergrove is served entirely by wells, and Aldergrove has typically seen more severe water restrictions in the summer.

The East Langley Water Supply Project was supposed to have connected Aldergrove and the Gloucester Industrial Estates to Metro Vancouver water by now, but delays with the pipeline project have pushed its completion date back to August.

 

Just Posted

Giants owner Ron Toigo to get BC Sports Hall of Fame W.A.C. Bennett Award

Head of Langley-based hockey team to be honoured at May induction gala

UPDATED: Touching note left on Langley veteran’s windshield

A veteran hopes the writers of a note know how much he was touched by their kind words. They do.

LETTER: Canada should not be selling weapons abroad

A Langley man is critical of Canada for selling arms that are being used to kill civilians.

Langley author pens tribute to the men and women of Canada’s military for Remembrance Day

‘A soldier, a sailor and an airman … stood before the Pearly Gates’

LETTER: Langley candidate pleasantly surprised by campaign

A local woman who ran for municipal council is grateful for the experience.

People flocking to Vancouver Island city to see hundreds of sea lions

Each year the combination of Steller and California sea lions take over Cowichan Bay

Talent show: B.C. girl, 8, memorizes entire periodic table

Grade 4 student Maya Lakhanpal heads to B.C. talent show finals with unique talent

Commercial trucks banned from left lane of Coquihalla

B.C.’s Ministry of Transportation has introduced a new program that hopes to prevent accidents and closures on the Coquihalla Highway.

B.C. teacher suspended 5 days for touching colleague’s buttocks

Lancer Kevin Price of Chilliwack has handed the retroactive suspension for 2017 incidents

Black Panther claw, Power Rangers blade among 2018’s ‘worst toys,’ safety group says

The World Against Toys Causing Harm organized announced its 46th annual list in Boston on Tuesday

Investigation underway into reported sexual assault at B.C. naval base

An Oct. 5 allegation is being investigated by Canadian Forces National Investigation Service

No charges against cop accused of stuffing money into sock during search

BC Prosecution Service says not enough evidence against Abbotsford officer

Many child killers have been placed in Indigenous healing lodges according to stats

As of mid-September, there were 11 offenders in healing lodges who had been convicted of first- or second-degree murder of a minor

Sex-misconduct survey excludes vulnerable military members: Survivors’ group

But It’s Just 700 says recent research has shown young military members and those on training are among those most at risk for sexual violence

Most Read