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City of Nelson moves to Level 2 Water Restrictions

Nelson Daily Staff
By Nelson Daily Staff
August 2nd, 2017

In response to the continuing hot and dry conditions that will see temperatures soar between 38-40 C this week, the City of Nelson said in a media release Tuesday its moving from a Level 1 to Level 2 Mandatory Water conservation for all users serviced by the municipal drinking water system.

The release said the following the Level 2 water restriction is simple:

  • watering with a sprinkler or irrigation system is permitted only once per week. 
  • If you live at an even # address you water ONLY on Wednesday 4– 9 a.m and 7-10 p.m
  • If you live at an odd # address you water ONLY on Thursday 4– 9 a.m and 7-10 p.m

The release said watering new sod outside of the permitted times is prohibited.

Plus there are no restrictions with respect to hand watering vegetation and vehicles as long as you use a hand-held container or hose with a shut-off nozzle.

The release said the City’s main water source — Five Mile Creek — continues to experience heavy water demand and in response, the City has brought its secondary water sources, Anderson Creek and Selous Creek online to augment supply, however, streamflows continue to decline across all watersheds as the dry hot weather continues. 

For full details on the Level 2 Water Restrictions visit:

For more information on Water Conservation visit:






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