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City Moves to Level 2 Water Restrictions

Nelson Daily Staff
By Nelson Daily Staff
July 13th, 2018

In a media release Thursday, effective immediately, the City of Nelson is moving to Level 2 Water Restrictions.

“The spring snow melt has finished in the Kootenays and a stretch of hot weather is predicted for the weekend and into next week,” City staff said. “To protect our drinking water source at Five Mile Creek, the City is implementing Level 2 water restrictions.”

Nelson residents can now only use hand-held watering devices at anytime or use irrigation systems one day per week. City staff is urging residents are asked not to waste water washing sidewalks, parking lots, or building exteriors.

“Washing personal vehicles or boats is allowed, as long a handheld shut-off nozzle is used,” City staff said. “Using a sponge and bucket is even better.”

City staff said sprinkler systems must only be active between 4-9 a.m. or 7-10 p.m.

Homes with even-numbered addresses must water on Wednesdays, and homes with odd-numbered addresses must water on Thursdays.

For a complete guide to the watering restrictions in Nelson go to the City of Nelson link. For more information, please call our Green Ambassador at (250) 352-8102.

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