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Nelson moves to tougher water restrictions

The city of Nelson has moved to strict water restrictions as their reservoir levels drop because of the very dry weather.

Residents can only use sprinkler systems once a week – on a Wednesday or Thursday – depending on house number.

Fines could be issued for non-compliance.

Fire Chief Len MacCharles says his main concern is having enough water in the system to fight a major fire.

He says city staff and the public can pass around the importance of cutting back.

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Residents have used 35% more water than this time last year and restrictions from earlier this summer have not worked.

*Picture – Nelson Fire Chief Len MacCharles and Director of Public Works Colin Innes at the city reservoir.

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