Severe Drought: Water Usage Restriction Order. Village of McBride. Oct. 23, 2023.

The Village of McBride has extended the State of Local Emergency (PDF) to October 30, 2023 due to severe drought. The Water Usage Restriction Order (PDF) issued on September 19, 2023 remains in effect.

The following water uses are not permitted:

  • Washing of vehicles, building exteriors, driveways and sidewalks (unless ordered by a regulatory authority)
  • Bulk water use, including filling swimming pools, hot tubs, garden ponds and fountains
  • Drip irrigation
  • Lawn & garden sprinkling
  • Outdoor hand watering

For more information visit the Village of McBride Emergency Operations Centre website or the Village of McBride Facebook.

Learn more about current drought information, resources and response in BC.

Additional Resources

Drought is a recurring climate event caused by combinations of low snow accumulation, hot and dry weather, or a delay in rainfall. To learnĀ  more about drought: