Be the first on your block to have a lovely golden lawn this summer.

Due to our hot, dry weather, our pumps are having trouble re-filling the reservoir to keep up with the demand for water.  Salmo residents are being asked to voluntarily stop watering their lawns and limit watering to flowers, shrubs and vegetable gardens only.

If you allow your lawn to enter a dormant state, the lawn will turn golden brown but the crowns or growing points of the lawn will remain alive for at least 4 to 6 weeks without water.  Our Kootenay rain showers will keep it alive and it will recover nicely in the fall.

If you still feel you must water your lawn, please water in the early morning in order to allow plenty of time for the lawn to absorb it before the morning sun. And, please keep in mind these words of wisdom: A deep soaking less often is better than a little every day.

Villagers are also reminded that Watering Restrictions are currently in place per Sprinkling Regulations Bylaw 259 and a subsequent resolution passed by Council at their June 12, 2018 meeting setting the following parameters for watering this summer:

From July 1 to September 30:

  • odd numbered civic addresses may water on odd numbered days;
  • even numbered civic addresses on even numbered days;
  • manual sprinkler water is allowed between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m., and 6:00 p.m. and 10:00 pm for a maximum of four hours per day.

‘Sprinkler Watering’ includes all overhead and spray-type systems and micro and drip irrigation type systems.

Thank you all for your cooperation!