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.