Rosslanders reminded to stay out of reservoir

Ophir Reservoir off limits to swimmers, fines for those who break bylaw

The City of Rossland has sent out a press release reminding residents and visitors that the Ophir reservoir and dam are off limits.

“The integrity of the dam and the quality of the water is being compromised by people and vehicles,” stated the release. “Please stay out of the reservoir and off of the Ophir dam.”

It is considered trespassing to enter the area and according to city bylaws, anyone caught trespassing can be fined up to $2,000.

The city’s drinking water is stored in the dams and the City of Rossland wants to keep the water as clean as possible.

“Our drinking water is all fed from surface streams in the area and stored in two earth-built dams,” said the release. “The cleaner and less contaminates and polluted we can keep our watershed area, the safer and more hygienic our drinking water will be.”

 

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