The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) is implementing mandatory Stage 2 water conservation measures in the Duhamel, South Slocan, and Woodland Heights water systems. These measures are necessary due to the high water demand and heat warnings being issued by Environment Canada, according to a July 26 RDCK news release.
The same restriction was placed on the Riondel water system on July 18.
“The extended hot and dry weather forecasted for the region has prompted the RDCK to be proactive with these water systems that have historical supply and demand concerns,” said Jason McDiarmid, RDCK water utilities manager.
Stage 2 water conservation measures include:
• Watering of lawns, gardens, trees and shrubs is only permitted between 6:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. and between 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.
• Watering of gardens, trees and shrubs by watering can or hand-held hose is still permitted any time.
Stricter water conservation measures may be required if demand increases significantly, hot and dry weather persists, or if the province requests additional conservation efforts.