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RDCK announces Stage 1 water restrictions

This restriction comes into effect every summer, and affects watering of yards and gardens
The Regional District of Central Kootenay’s Nelson office. File photo

Effective June 1, mandatory Stage 1 water conservation measures will be implemented across all Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) water systems, according to an RDCK news release on May 31.

Stage 1 conservation measures include:

• Watering of lawns (including new lawns), gardens, trees, and shrubs only between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 a.m.

• Watering using drip irrigation, a watering can, or hand-held hose is permitted at any time.

These are restrictions that come into place every summer, and 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.

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