Rossland's Water Smart Ambassador & New Outdoor Water Use Restrictions

Outdoor Water Use Restrictions Bylaw No. 2696, 2019

Rossland City Council has made changes to the outdoor watering restrictions.  For up-to-date information about the City’s current water restriction stage or to view a copy of the bylaw visit:  Stage 1 is currently in effect (the City's baseline stage), meaning alternate day watering depending on your street address.  Time restrictions are to avoid peak filtration times.  Conservation is encouraged.  



(Effective Year-Round)

Residential Uses

Alternate Day Watering based on

 Odd/Even House #

Edible/vegetable gardens and fruit trees or livestock permitted in Rural Use Zones

No restrictions but conservation encouraged

Lawns, Trees, shrubs & flower beds 

ONLY between

7AM – 9AM & 7PM – 9PM

Decorative hanging baskets/containers & new landscaping 

ONLY between

4AM – 6AM & 9PM – 11PM

Washing of vehicles, boats, bicycles & motorized equipment or hardscapes, sidewalks, roofs or any outdoor surfaces 

ONLY between

7AM – 9AM & 7PM – 9PM

Filling residential hot tubs & pools

















Meet Your Water Smart Ambassador Kai Symington-Kruus

Throughout Rossland’s Summer Months Kai will aim to educate the residents of Rossland on simple and easy ways to conserve water.  She will be at the Farmers market as well as offering free lawn and garden watering assessments. Kai is excited to work in the community and share her knowledge about the Water Smart Program. “It is important for the community to know the ease of water conservation and I am looking forward to helping implement strategies that will lessen Rossland’s overall water Consumption” says Kai “I look forward to meeting members of the community both through the market and water assessment.” She is also very interested in doing outreach programs. If you are interested in having Kai come and run a program at a summer camp or other event, please feel free to contact her.

What is a Lawn Assessment?

A lawn assessment will take about 30 min and in that time your Water Smart Ambassador will identify the watering needs of landscape. They will also determine your current watering practices and assist with your automatic irrigation timer. When you sign up for a lawn assessment you will receive a free hose timer and will be entered into a draw to win one of three drip irrigation kits! 

The City thanks Columbia Basin Trust its contribution to this program.

Contact to book your lawn assessment or summer program:

Kai Symington-Kruus, Water Smart Ambassador


Expiry Date: 
Sun, 2019/06/30