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RDCK issues Stage 3 Water Conservation Measures for Riondel

Nelson Daily Staff
By Nelson Daily Staff
July 9th, 2018

An increase in water demand has forced the Regional District of Central Kootenay to put the Village of Riondel on Stage 3 Water Conservation Measures.

In a media release Monday, the RDCK said high water demand has resulted in low reservoir levels, which requires Riondel Water Users to conserve water.

Effective immediately, mandatory Stage 3 Water Conservation Measures are being implemented in the Riondel Water System. 

Stage 3 Water Conservation Measures include:

  • Watering of lawns is prohibited.
  • Watering of new lawns, gardens, trees and shrubs is ONLY permitted between 6 a.m. -10 a.m. and 8 p.m. -10 p.m.
  • Watering of gardens, trees and shrubs by watering can or hand-held hose is still permitted anytime.

A complete listing of Water Conservation Measures can be found on the RDCK Website.

The RDCK said stage 3 Water Conservation Measures will remain in effect until further notice. If appropriate reservoir levels are restored, then Water Conservation Measures can be relaxed.

Riondel water users can sign up free for the RDCK’s water notification service to receive notices about the water system’s water quality, system maintenance activities, and water conservation by telephone call and/or text message, by calling 1-833-223-2662.

The RDCK appreciates Riondel water users’ cooperation in adhering to the water conservation efforts.


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