Stage 3 Water Conservation Measures in the Erickson Water System reduced to Stage 2

Nelson, BC: Effective immediately, Stage 3 Water Conservation Measures for the Erickson Water System have been reduced to Stage 2.On June 28, 2021 the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) issued Stage 3 Water Conservation Measures due to high water usage and critically low reservoir levels.

“The Stage 3 Water Conservation Measures worked to reduce overall demand and return reservoir levels to appropriate operating levels for emergency use,” said Steve Ethier, RDCK Water Operations Manager. “We have had an exceptionally hot and dry season, but with the efforts made by the community to conserve water, the system was able to recover and further Water Conservation Measures were mitigated.”

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 appreciate 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.

Additional water conservation measures are available on the RDCK website:

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The content on this page was last updated August 25 2021 at 11:27 AM