The Regional District of Central Kootenay has instituted Level 2 water restrictions because of continuing hot, dry weather.
Watering of lawns (including new lawns), gardens, trees, and shrubs is now, under Level 2, only permitted between the hours of 6 a.m. and 10 a.m., and between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.
The previous Level 1 restrictions allowed watering overnight.
Watering by can or hand held hose is still permitted at any time.
The Level 2 restrictions also place time restrictions on the washing down of sidewalks and driveways, and prohibits the filling of swimming pools.
The RDCK restrictions apply to rural areas. Nelson has its own water restrictions that apply within the city limits.