June 13, 2014 - 11:19 AM
The Regional District of Central Okanagan is reminding customers of its six water systems that outdoor water use restrictions apply all year round. By following these regulations, residents will help ensure reservoirs are replenished and there’s an adequate water supply.
From June 16th to September 15th (unless other restrictions are in place) Stage 2 water restrictions are in effect for customers of the Star Place, Falcon Ridge, Killiney Beach, Sunset Ranch, Upper Fintry-Shalal Road-Valley of the Sun and Westshore water systems. That restricts outdoor watering to two days each week. RDCO water customers with even number addresses may irrigate outdoors on Saturday and Tuesday while those with odd addresses may only water on Sunday and Wednesday.
Under the Regional District Water Bylaw, customers with an automated irrigation system may only water if needed on their allotted day between midnight and 6:00 am, while people with manual outdoor irrigation must restrict their watering if needed, to between 6:00 am and 11:00 am and 6:00 pm and midnight on their respective irrigation day. If you don’t need to water outdoors on your allotted day or time period, please do not waste water.
The Regional District water systems provide service to almost 900 connections in the following areas: Killiney Beach, Westshore Estates, Falcon Ridge, Sunset Ranch, Upper Fintry-Shalal Road-Valley of the Sun and Star Place.
Between September 16th and June 15th – Stage 1 Restrictions are in place allowing customers to water outdoors on alternating days. Those with even-numbered addresses may irrigate on even numbered calendar days and customers with odd-numbered addresses may water outdoors on odd number days.
For more tips on water conservation inside and outside your home, visit the Regional District Water System webpage at regionaldistrict.com/water.
Customers may also sign up there to receive email notifications of any water advisories or special maintenance works affecting their water system.
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