Water is a local, regional, national and global issue. West Kootenay residents use an average of 500 litres of water each day—more than almost anyone else in the world. On top of that, our demand can double in summer months. In Nelson, we rely exclusively on upper watershed for our water supply. We are fortunate to have a high quality water source for the area, but these can be limited sources of water in summer months when demand for water is at its highest and sources are at their lowest.
Water conservation is the easiest and best way for us to reduce the annual stress that our water system experiences during the summer. As a community, Nelson has always come together and been successful in conserving water. We need your continued support to protect our water sources and ensure adequate water supply for our community.
There are many simple steps you can take to decrease your water use both indoors and outdoors. To learn more about water conservation, contact the City of Nelson’s Green Ambassador at firstname.lastname@example.org or 250-352-8102.