As drought continues across the province, Rossland increased its water restrictions to Stage 4 beginning today (Thursday).
The tightened regulations prohibit the use of all sprinklers on lawn and garden, including timed underground watering systems, on any property in the city.
Pursuant to the city’s water service bylaw, beside no watering of lawns, garden watering is only permitted with a hand-held hose with a spring-loaded shut off device or by a hand-held container.
Hosing of sidewalks, driveways, and building exteriors is prohibited, as well as washing motor and/or recreational vehicles.
Additionally, water cannot be used to fill or top swimming or wading pools, gardens ponds or decorative fountains, unless they are self-circulating.
Stage 5 restrictions, which suspend all outside of use of water, may be announced if the current weather pattern continues.