The Sooke Reservoir is at 100% capacity as of yesterday, meaning that any additional rainfall causes water to spill out of the reservoir and eventually into the ocean. The reservoir simply cannot collect any more water.
Despite that, the CRD has implemented “Stage 1” water restrictions today across the region.
Stage 1 of the Water Conservation Bylaw Use Schedule is in effect May 1 through September 30, each and every year, unless more stringent water conservation measures are required.
Under the restrictions, those with homes with EVEN street addresses may water lawns on Wednesdays and Sundays, from 4-10am and 7-10pm only. ODD numbered homes may have lawns watered on Thursdays and Sundays, in the same hours.