Stage 2 Water Conservation Measures in effect for the Balfour, Burton, Denver Siding, Grandview Properties, McDonald Creek, Sanca, West Robson, and Woodbury Village water systems

Nelson, BC: Effective immediately, mandatory Stage 2 Water Conservation Measures are being implemented in the Balfour, Burton, Denver Siding, Grandview Properties, McDonald Creek, Sanca, West Robson, and Woodbury Village water systems.

Water conservation measures have been rescinded in Edgewood and Fauquier water system due to wildfire mitigation efforts.

The Stage 2 Water Conservation Measures have been implemented due to continued hot weather and the Provincial request for a voluntary 30% reduction in water consumption.

“The West Kootenays are currently listed at drought level three [out of five] and the Province is requesting a voluntary 30% reduction in water withdrawal on licensed water quantity,” said Steve Ethier, RDCK Water Operations Manager. “The Regional District water systems will aim for this current reduction amount, and any further Provincial requests for conservation, to ensure there is adequate supply for potential wildfire concerns and mitigation efforts”.

Stage 2 Water Conservation Measures include:

  • Watering of lawns, gardens, trees and shrubs is ONLY permitted between 6:00am-10:00am and 8:00pm-10:00pm.
  • Watering of gardens, trees and shrubs by watering can or hand-held hose is still permitted anytime.

The RDCK appreciates your cooperation in adhering to the above water conservation measures. Stage 2 Water Conservation Measures will remain in effect until further notice. Stricter water conservation measures may be required if demand increases significantly, hot and dry weather persists, or if the Province requests additional conservation efforts.

The following table provides information on current water conservation measures in RDCK water systems:

Water System

Water Conservation Stage

Effective Date

Edgewood

None

July 18, 2021

Fauquier

None

July 20, 2021

Balfour

Stage 2

July 21, 2021

Burton

Stage 2

July 21, 2021

Denver Siding

Stage 2

July 21, 2021

Duhamel

Stage 2

July 13, 2021

Erickson

Stage 3

June 28, 2021

Grandview Properties

Stage 2

July 21, 2021

Lister

Stage 3

July 20, 2021

Lucas Road

Stage 1

June 1, 2021

McDonald Creek

Stage 2

July 21, 2021

Riondel

Stage 2

June 29, 2021

Rosebery Highlands

Stage 1

June 1, 2021

Sanca

Stage 2

July 21, 2021

South Slocan

Stage 2

June 30, 2021

West Robson

Stage 2

July 21, 2021

Woodbury Village

Stage 2

July 21, 2021

Woodland Heights

Stage 3

June 24, 2021

Ymir

Stage 2

July 13, 2021

 

For the most current water conservation measures on your water system and additional water conservation information, please visit the RDCK website: www.rdck.ca/water

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The content on this page was last updated July 21 2021 at 4:23 PM