Nanaimo set to enter second stage of watering restrictions

NANAIMO – City to start summertime even-and-odd day watering restrictions this weekend.

The City of Nanaimo is enacting Stage 2 watering restrictions, starting this weekend.

As of Sunday (May 1), Stage 2 – otherwise known as even-and-odd day watering – restrictions will be in effect and remain so until Sept. 30.

Properties with even numbered addresses can water on even-numbered days of the month; odd numbered addresses can water on odd-numbered days, for two hours only, between 7-10 a.m. or 7-10 p.m.

Vegetable gardens, fruit trees and drip irrigation are exempt from restrictions. Businesses which require water for operations, essential municipal playing fields and nurseries are also exempt, to minimize economic impact while conserving.

Team WaterSmart will be running the Water Saver Contest where residents can nominate water-saving neighbour for  chances to win a prize pack. The contest starts on May 1.

For more information on the region-wide watering restrictions complete with an interactive map, plus more information on the Water Saver Contest, please visit