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Coldwater Basin Drought - Watering Restrictions

Click here for the latest City of Merritt Information release regarding water restrictions in Merritt.


  • New restrictions take effect on Monday, August 26, 2019
  • Rotary Spray Park is closed
  • City flowers/parks will no longer be watered
  • The City transferred our lead well pumps to pull residential drinking water from the Nicola aquifer as opposed to the Coldwater aquifer
  • Residential lawn watering is not permitted through any method
  • Residential car washing is not permitted
  • Vegetable gardens may ONLY be watered on your normal day (Tuesday or Friday), or any time by hand with a controlled hand-held nozzle
  • Bylaw services will no longer warn, and will fine residents in breach of the water policy