Outdoor water restrictions begin today in Central Okanagan
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June 16, 2016 - 12:00 PM
CENTRAL OKANAGAN - Stage 2 Water Restrictions begin this Thursday for customers of the six water systems operated by the Regional District of Central Okanagan.
Each year, from June 16 to Sept. 15 (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. Stage 2 means outdoor watering is restricted for residents on those six systems 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 outside on Sunday and Wednesday.
Under the Regional District Water Systems Regulations Bylaw No. 1370, customers with an automated irrigation system may only water on their allotted day between midnight and 6:00 am, while those with manual outdoor irrigation must restrict their watering on their respective irrigation day to between 6 a.m. and 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. and midnight. If you don’t need to water outdoors on your allotted day or time period, please do not waste water.
Between Sept. 16 and June 15 – 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.
By following the outdoor water use restrictions that are in effect all year, residents help ensure reservoirs are replenished and there’s an adequate water supply. They’re reminded that new metered consumption rates have been in effect since Jan. 1.
The Regional District water systems provide service to almost 950 connections in the following areas: Killiney Beach, Westshore Estates, Falcon Ridge, Sunset Ranch, Upper Fintry-Shalal Road-Valley of the Sun and Star Place.
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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