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Lil’wat Nation introduces water restrictions as daily usage doubles

Chief and council made the decision to ensure there is enough supply for the fire department
Lil'wat Nation's pumps are under pressure during this hot and dry spell.

With more hot weather forecast in the days ahead, the Lil’wat Nation has introduced water restrictions to “protect water infrastructure” and to “ensure there is adequate water storage available for fire fighting.”

The following restrictions are in place:

  • No filling/re-filling of swimming pools;
  • No washing of vehicles;
  • Lawn watering restricted from 7 to 9 a.m. daily.

Temperatures have soared into the high 30s in Pemberton and Mount Currie this week, putting pressure on the community’s water supply. In a statement, the Lil’wat Nation explained members are currently using 1.9 million litres of water per day—double the average water use—and pumps are struggling to keep up with the demand.