Stage 2 water conservation measures in effect for the Erickson Water System

Nelson, BC: Effective immediately, the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) is implementing mandatory Stage 2 Water Conservation Measures in the Erickson Water System. The system is located just outside the eastern border of Creston, crossing the boundary of RDCK Electoral Areas B and C.

The Stage 2 Water Conservation Measures have been implemented due to increased demands and near-capacity water treatment plant production, with anticipated extreme hot/dry weather in the forecast.

Stage 2 Water Conservation Measures include:

  • Watering of lawns, gardens, trees and shrubs using a sprinkler or irrigation system is ONLY permitted between 6:00 am - 10:00 am and 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm.
  • Watering of gardens, trees and shrubs using a hand-held hose with a shut-off nozzle, a watering can, or drip-irrigation system 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.

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The content on this page was last updated July 8 2024 at 9:04 AM