Stage 1 water conservation measures for all RDCK water systems - Effective June 1, 2023

Nelson, BC: Effective Thursday, June 1, 2023, mandatory stage 1 water conservation measures will be implemented across all Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) water systems. These measures will remain in place from June 1 through September 30. Stage 1 may increase to one of three additional stages should demand increase significantly, hot and dry weather persists, or if reservoirs decline to critically low levels.

Stage 1 Water Conservation Measures include:

  • Water 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 anytime.

Click here for a complete description of RDCK water conservation measures stages 1 through 4, or visit

The RDCK appreciates water user’s ongoing cooperation in adhering to the water conservation measures.

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The content on this page was last updated May 30 2023 at 5:27 AM