RDKB Notice: Stage 3 Outdoor Water Conservation Measures Still in Force

Stage 3 Outdoor Water Conservation measures are still in force for Beaver Valley Water Service

Residents served by the Beaver Valley Water Service are still under Stage 3 Outdoor Water Conservation measures. The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB) and Village of Fruitvale enacted these measures on August 1, 2023.

“Let’s unite as a community to protect our water resources during this critical period. Stage 3 water conservation measures are crucial to avoid the implementation of Stage 4, a step we truly wish to avoid. By embracing these temporary changes and watering responsibly we have the power to safeguard our environment and maintain our outdoor water usage. This is our chance to make a difference. Let’s spread the word, and together, make a significant impact. Water conservation starts with each one of us, ” says Goran Denkovski, RDKB’s Manager of Infrastructure and Sustainability.

Under Stage 3, even-numbered addresses are permitted to use their sprinkler systems on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 4 am to 6 am and 8 pm to 10 pm. Odd-numbered addresses may use their sprinklers on Wednesdays and Fridays during the same time frames. Sprinkler use is strictly prohibited on Mondays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Additionally, residents are encouraged to water using micro- or drip irrigation systems. Please note, sprinkler use on vegetable and fruit gardens are exempt from this but the RDKB encourages residents to use similar water conservation principles when using sprinklers for this purpose.

These water conservation measures form part of the RDKB’s comprehensive Water Conservation Plan for the Beaver Valley Water Service. In line with the conservation efforts, the RDKB’s WaterSmart Ambassador is offering complimentary sprinkler system assessments to residents in the Beaver Valley Water Service (currently Stage 3 Outdoor Water Conservation Measures), Rivervale Water Service (currently Stage 2 Outdoor Water Conservation Measures), and Christina Lake Water Utility (currently Stage 2 Outdoor Water Conservation Measures). The assessments aim to identify defects and improve efficiency across lawns and gardens, thereby aiding residents in reducing water usage.

To schedule a sprinkler system assessment, obtain authorization for watering new sod/grass seed, order indoor water conservation toolkits, or for any other WaterSmart and landscaping inquiries, residents can contact 250-231-5384 or email watersmart@rdkb.com.

For water saving tips and more, visit RDKB’s WaterSmart page at jointheconversation.rdkb.com/rdkb-watersmart.

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