The city of Terrace has implemented a ban on lawn and garden sprinkling even as a record heat wave continues to bake most of B.C.
According to the city, water consumption increased dramatically over the weekend as Terrace saw temperatures reach into the mid-30’s. In an effort to conserve enough water for firefighting purposes, the city is now asking the public to limit watering to hand sprinkling with a controlled nozzle only.
The ban will remain in place until conditions improve.
People are also being asked to conserve water as much as possible, and city crews will be patrolling to inform residents of the new restrictions.
The city recommends visiting the splash park — open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. — instead of using a sprinkler to cool off. The pool at the Terrace & District Aquatic Centre is also open, but people need to reserve a spot in advance by calling 250-615-3030, or booking on the city’s website.
Terrace is also under an open burning ban to reduce the chance of human-caused wildfires. Small campfires or fire pits are still allowed.