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Nelson imposes water restrictions

The City of Nelson has placed restrictions on water use through to the end of September.

Odd-numbered addresses are asked to water on odd-numbered calendar days and even-numbered addresses on even-numbered days.

Watering and car washing is permitted only between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. and from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on alternating days.

Automatic sprinklers are only allowed between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. on alternating days.

"During the summer, daily residential water use can more than double over winter consumption primarily because of lawn and garden watering, and car washing," the city said in a release.

"Excessive sprinkling during summer months draws down the reservoir level reducing storage capacity. Storage is required for firefighting purposes and for backup supply."

The city says the water conservation measures will help maintain storage within the Mountain Station Reservoir, and asks that residents don't overwater their lawns and ensure water doesn't spray onto sidewalks, driveways, or roads.

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