Water Conservation 2023
Ashcroft to reduce Water Consumption by 30-50%
As you are aware British Columbia is experiencing drought conditions with above average seasonal temperatures and minimal precipitation impacting BC watersheds. Although we are fortunate to live on the river and have what seems like an endless supply of water flowing by, we are also susceptible to water shortages, not to mention the impact to communities downstream as river levels continue to drop.
The recent rain feels good and has helped with a little ground saturation; however, the impact to the watershed is minimal and above average temperatures are expected in the coming days. The Province’s Water Stewardship group has advised the Village of Ashcroft that we must reduce our water consumption by 30 – 50%. To do our part, the Village is implementing a Stage 2 Water Restriction effective noon (12:00 pm) Friday August 11, 2023 until further notice.
To monitor water consumption the Village will log the daily volume of water pumped on the Village website throughout the week to inform the community if we are reaching our objectives or further actions are required. If you wish to track the Village water consumption, please log on to the website at: www.ashcroftbc.ca. In addition, we will advise the Provincial Watershed Stewardship group and Interior Health of the measures taken and if we are meeting the required targets.
Please be advised that the Bylaw Officer will be enforcing water restrictions as per Bylaw 799.
The Village appreciates your ongoing cooperation and hope that as summer rolls into fall precipitation levels will increase and restore the watershed to average levels.
Thank you ,
Mayor and Council.
Water Consumption Table 2023The Province Water Stewardship group has advised the Village of Ashcroft that we must educe our water consumption by 30-50%. To monitor water consumption the Village will be logging the daily volume of water that is pumped in the table below.
Daily Average Pre-Stage 2 (July 12-August 12th)Water Restrictions: 5238 cubic litres
Weather Temperature: https://climate.weather.gc.ca/climate_data/daily_data_e.html?StationID=48708
|Date||Average Consumption (24hrs)||% decrease/increase since Aug 12, 2023||Max Temp.||Min Temp.|