Water Restrictions

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In the Town of Creston, where we are surrounded by an abundance of water and experience significant rainfall, it is easy to forget that water is a precious and limited resource. During the summer months, water consumption increases by up to 50%, and during particularly dry times, water can be used faster than the Arrow Creek system can refill.

Because of this, the Town of Creston and the Regional District of the Central Kootenay, along with Columbia Basin Trust, have established a water conservation strategy. This program is aimed at reducing basin wide water consumption by 20% based on 2009 water consumption. During the 2012 and 2014 seasons, Creston reduced water by 22% but during the hot and dry 2017 season water consumption was only reduced by 16% (from the 2009 baseline). In order to keep achieving this goal, we must all do our part to lessen our water footprint.



Stricter water conservation measures may be required if demand increases significantly, hot and dry weather prevails, or stream flows decline to critically low levels.


Current water conservation measures for all surrounding Regional District of Central Kootenay water systems such as Erickson, Lister, and Riondel are posted on the Regional District of Central Kootenay's website here.

On behalf of the Town of Creston, thank you for your cooperation!




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Do you have any questions about the current water restrictions? No problem. Just ask your question in the "Questions" tab below, and someone will get back to you shortly.

Do you have any tips and tricks on how to conserve water at your home or business that could inspire others? Please comment below in the "Ideas" tab.

In the Town of Creston, where we are surrounded by an abundance of water and experience significant rainfall, it is easy to forget that water is a precious and limited resource. During the summer months, water consumption increases by up to 50%, and during particularly dry times, water can be used faster than the Arrow Creek system can refill.

Because of this, the Town of Creston and the Regional District of the Central Kootenay, along with Columbia Basin Trust, have established a water conservation strategy. This program is aimed at reducing basin wide water consumption by 20% based on 2009 water consumption. During the 2012 and 2014 seasons, Creston reduced water by 22% but during the hot and dry 2017 season water consumption was only reduced by 16% (from the 2009 baseline). In order to keep achieving this goal, we must all do our part to lessen our water footprint.



Stricter water conservation measures may be required if demand increases significantly, hot and dry weather prevails, or stream flows decline to critically low levels.


Current water conservation measures for all surrounding Regional District of Central Kootenay water systems such as Erickson, Lister, and Riondel are posted on the Regional District of Central Kootenay's website here.

On behalf of the Town of Creston, thank you for your cooperation!




Interested in receiving project updates? Be sure to subscribe to this project!

Do you have any questions about the current water restrictions? No problem. Just ask your question in the "Questions" tab below, and someone will get back to you shortly.

Do you have any tips and tricks on how to conserve water at your home or business that could inspire others? Please comment below in the "Ideas" tab.

Page last updated: 06 Jun 2022, 11:36 AM