High demand leads to water restrictions for Erickson and Creston

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  • Jul. 24, 2013 1:00 p.m.
High demand has led to watering restrictions for Erickson and Creston.

High demand has led to watering restrictions for Erickson and Creston.

Lack of rainfall, and high demand due to hot weather has prompted stage 2 water conservation measures to be put in effect for Creston and Erickson.

At this time, watering of lawns is permitted only from 6-10 a.m., and watering of gardens, trees and shrubs is permitted only from 7 p.m.-10 a.m. Watering of gardens, trees and shrubs by watering can or handheld hose is still permitted anytime.

“Stage 2 water conservation measures will remain in effect until further notice, and stricter water conservation measures will be implemented if demand does not decline,” said a press release issued by the Erickson water office.

Erickson water conservation measures are available on the Regional District of Central Kootenay website, www.rdck.bc.ca, and Town of Creston measures are available at www.creston.ca.