A reminder that water conservation is a year-round practice and can start with the younger generation.
Avery Deboer-Smith, the Watersmart Ambassador for Nelson has been teaching local elementary students about indoor conservation for the winter months.
She says things like making sure the dishwasher and laundry machines are full before use and having low flow toilets make a massive difference.
And she has sparked an innovative water-saving challenge that students can also take to their parents.
Nelson is aiming for a 20% reduction in local homes and businesses.