Wash asks for exemption from water-worried council
DAWSON CREEK, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA — Though the city has declared stage 4 water conservation measures, an operator asked that carwashes be exempt from the restrictions, cjdccountry.com reported.
The Sept. 5 story stated that conservation measures normally apply to all companies pulling water from the Kiskatinaw. In fact, the local oil and gas commission even ordered its operations to suspend short-term water withdrawals in August.
Still, the owner of Legacy carwash, Cameron Schulz, appeared at the special council meeting to ask if the town’s carwashes could be exempt from the stage 4 measures. Overall, carwashes in the city make up just over 1 percent of the area’s daily water use, according to the story.
The council exempted the carwashes from the restrictions after the chief administrative officer pointed out that carwash owners would be affected and could go under if the exemption was not allowed.
During the restrictions, residents are asked to not water lawns or gardens, and swimming pools and fountains cannot be refilled. The city also plans to cut back water use by limiting some of its operations.