Water Conservation Measures in effect June 1st for RDCK Water Systems

Nelson, BC: Stage 1 Water Conservation Measures go into effect automatically each year from June 1st to September 30th for all Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) water systems.  There are four stages and stricter measures may be required if demand increases significantly, hot and dry weather prevails, or if reservoirs decline to critically low levels.

Stage 1 Water Conservation Measures include:

  • Watering of lawns (including new lawns), gardens, trees and shrubs ONLY between the hours of 7:00 pm to 10:00 am
  • Watering using drip irrigation, a watering can, and or hand held hose is permitted at any time.

Stage 2 Water Conservation Measures are also now in effect for the Riondel Water System only, effective immediately, due to the tendency for low water levels in the reservoir in the summer months. For Stage 2 measures, watering of lawns (including new lawns), gardens, trees and shrubs is permitted ONLY between the hours of 6:00 am to 10:00 am and 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

A complete description of RDCK Water Conservation Measures Stages 1 through 4 can be accessed on our website here: https://rdck.ca/assets/Services/Water~and~Wastewater/Documents/By2470_Sched-A_WaterConservation.pdf

The RDCK appreciates water users’ ongoing cooperation in adhering to the Water Conservation Measures. For more information about water conservation please visit our website at www.rdck.ca/water, or contact the RDCK at 250-352-8171 or 1-800-268-7325 ext. 8171.


For enquires, please contact:

Steve Ethier, Water Operations Manager
250-352-1502, 1-800-268-7325 ext. 1502

List of RDCK Water Systems:

Denver Siding
Duhamel Creek
Erickson/Arrow Creek
Grandview Properties
Lucas Road
McDonald Creek
Rosebery Highlands
Sanca Park
South Slocan
West Robson
Woodbury Village
Woodland Heights

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