Stage 2 Water Conservation Measures in Effect for the Town of Creston and Erickson Water System

Nelson, BC:  Effective immediately, mandatory Stage 2 Water Conservation Measures are being implemented for the Town of Creston and the Regional District of Central Kootenay’s (RDCK) Erickson Water System. The Arrow Creek water treatment plant, which supplies Creston and the Erickson Water System, is experiencing high water usage and declining reservoir levels. As a proactive measure for the anticipated extended hot weather and high levels of demand, the Arrow Creek water system requires Creston and Erickson Water System users to conserve water.

“Currently, the Arrow Creek water treatment plant is operating at maximum capacity as water levels continue to decline, “ said Steve Ethier, RDCK Water Operations Manager. “This is a necessary measure as the hot, dry weather is expected to stay for the foreseeable future.”

STAGE 2 WATER CONSERVATION MEASURES are now in effect for both the Town of Creston and Erickson Water System:

  • 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 Town of Creston and the RDCK appreciate your cooperation in adhering to the above water conservation measures. Stage 2 Water Conservation Measures will remain in effect until further notice and stricter water conservation measures may be required if demand increases significantly, hot and dry weather prevails, or stream flows decline to critically low levels.

Erickson water system conservation measures are available on the RDCK website: www.rdck.ca/water

Town of Creston water conservation measures are available at: www.creston.ca

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The content on this page was last updated June 23 2021 at 3:25 PM