The Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine is requesting that all residents on the Thornhill Water System conserve water until further notice.
Temporary watering conservation measures are now in place to allow for maintinence and repairs on system pumps. Work is underway and will be completed as quickly as possible.
For the time being, Thornhill residents are only permitted to hand water lawns and gardens. The district also asks that Thornhill residents avoid washing the outside of buildings, driveways, vehicles, patios and other hard landscape surfaces or adding water to pools.
According to the provincial government the average British Columbian uses 490 litres of water a day – over 30 per cent more than the Canadian average of 340 litres per day.
B.C. Hydro suggests turning off the tap when brushing teeth and washing dishes, taking shorter showers and hand watering gardens by hand in the morning, close to the roots.
Visit rdks.bc.ca to get updates on the Thornhill Water System.