Impact of 2015 Drought on Water Use: “Historically we have not respected water. We have taken it for granted,” stated Kim Stephens when interviewed by Aaron McArthur on Global TV
Note to Reader:
Responding to dry conditions in July 2015, the Metro Vancouver region progressively moved to Stage 3 water restrictions – for the first time since 2003 – banning all lawn sprinkling with treated drinking water and bringing in a number of other water conservation measures.
Following the Stage 3 announcement, Global TV interviewed Kim Stephens, Executive Director of the Partnership for Water Sustainability in BC, about short-term and long-term considerations for water conservation.
Metro Vancouver moved to Stage 3 water restrictions in July 2015 because high use plus drought had depleted reservoir storage
On July 20, 2015 Metro Vancouver moved to Stage 3 water restrictions. Following the announcement, BC-1 news anchor Aaron McArthur interviewed Kim Stephens. To watch the interview, click on the image below.
“As water restrictions increase with this extended drought, we all have to contribute to conserving water. Years ago it was predicted that water would become the new oil. Are we living in that time now,” stated Aaron McArthur when he set the context for the interview.
“Historically we have not respected water. We have taken it for granted,” stated Kim Stephens. “When you have extended winter periods of rainy weather, people think that it rains all the time. But we have limited physical opportunities to store the water. So, when we get into an extended dry period like we are now in, all that water has to be in storage. We have a fixed volume and the fixed volume has to last for a longer period of time.”
To Learn More:
To read the complete story posted elsewhere on waterbucket.ca, click on: The climate in BC is changing: Metro Vancouver moves to Stage 3 water restrictions because high use plus drought depletes reservoir storage.