Due to record high levels of demand, the Regional District of Central Kootenay has implemented water conservation measures in Balfour.
While the restrictions are in place, residents are asked to water their gardens, trees and shrubs by sprinkling only one day per week for a maximum of two hours between 4 and 7 a.m. and 7 and 10 p.m.
Watering of gardens, trees, and shrubs by hose, spring nozzle, or hand-held container is permitted at any time.
However, washing sidewalks, driveways, vehicles, and outdoor surfaces is not permitted, nor is filling outdoor hot tubs and swimming pools.
The measures will remain in effect until further notice.