Bowen Island Municipality's Water Conservation Guidelines are based on the Metro Vancouver Drinking Water Conservation plan in order to encourage water conservation and promote awareness.
The guidelines define four levels of water conservation for users of Municipal drinking water systems. Stage 1 is recommended by default between May 1 and October 15.
These guidelines are intended to manage demand for drinking water during the summer months, and if necessary during times of emergencies. This is important because:
- rainfall is lower and demand is higher in the summer
- climate change is affecting rainfall frequency and intensity
- storage capacity is limited
- water shortages may result from unforeseen emergency situations such as earthquakes
The guidelines are voluntary, and we encourage water users on the island to support the conservation of our drinking water by following them.