Bill Sims, City of Nanaimo director of public works and engineering, left, and Mayor Leonard Krog chat at a press conference Friday, updating the situation at the city water treatment facility. (CHRIS BUSH/News Bulletin)

UPDATE: City of Nanaimo asks residents to try to limit water use again today

Power restored at South Fork Water Treatment Plant

With its South Fork Water Treatment Plant at limited functionality, the City of Nanaimo says short showers are acceptable, but residents are still asked to limit their water use.

The water treatment plant lost power during a wind storm that blew through Nanaimo on Thursday, causing damage and power outages, prompting the city to issue a water conservation call Friday.

Although power was restored, the plant is not at full operating capacity and troubleshooting continues, according to a press release issued the morning of Saturday, Dec. 22.

The city said it is continuing the call for residents to conserve water, although limited household use is OK. The situation is not as severe as it was yesterday, the city said.

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“Water treatment plant operators are producing enough treated water for basic needs and business use. For example, residents can have short showers and businesses can serve coffee, but the city asks that car washes refrain from operating,” read the press release.

City pools remain closed today and arenas will open up with reduced ice cleaning, according to the city.

The city will provide updates on its website, as well as on its Facebook and Twitter accounts.

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