The Regional District of Central Kootenay are moving into stage 2 water conservation efforts effective immediately.
A media release from the RDCK says the district will stay in stage 2 until further notice, the district has been in stage 1 since the end of May.
Under stage 2 measures, residents are required to limit watering lawns, gardens, trees and shrubs between 6 and 10 a.m. and 8 and 10 p.m daily. Watering methods using a watering can or hose are still permitted anytime.
A media release from the RDCK stated that the decision to move into stage 2 was made following the province’s draught level dropping to a level 4 in the West Kootenay and Lower Columbia regions.
The release stated that hot and dry weather continues to be in the forecast along with stream levels nearing a record low and advised residents that these measures will remain in effect until further notice.
It also stated that stricter water conservation measures may be required if demand increases significantly, hot and dry weather persists, or if the reservoir declines to critically low levels.
For more information on water conservation stages and efforts visit the RDCK’S website.