Stage 2 Water Conservation Measures in Effect for the Duhamel Water System, Fauquier Water System and Ymir Water System

Nelson, BC: Effective immediately, mandatory Stage 2 Water Conservation Measures are being implemented in the Duhamel Water System, Fauquier Water System and Ymir Water System.

The Duhamel Water System is located in Electoral Area F of the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) in the community of Duhamel on the north shore of the west arm of Kootenay Lake approximately 13 km northeast of Nelson.

The Fauquier Water System is located in Electoral Area K of the RDCK in the community of Fauquier on the east side of Lower Arrow Lake. The Needles Ferry landing is part of the Fauquier Water System.

The Ymir Water System is located in Electoral Area G of the RDCK in the community of Ymir, between Nelson and Salmo.

The Stage 2 Water Conservation Measures have been implemented due to continued hot weather and declining reservoir levels.

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 reservoir declines to critically low levels.

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

Water System

Water Conservation Stage

Effective Date

Duhamel

Stage 2

July 13, 2021

Fauquier

Stage 2

July 13, 2021

Ymir

Stage 2

July 13, 2021

Edgewood

Stage 2

June 28, 2021

Erickson

Stage 3

June 28, 2021

Lister

Stage 2

June 28, 2021

Riondel

Stage 2

June 29, 2021

South Slocan

Stage 2

June 30, 2021

Woodland Heights

Stage 3

June 24, 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 13 2021 at 2:34 PM