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Penticton asks residents to curb water consumption

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June 29, 2019 - 3:25 PM

PENTICTON - Water supplies are getting tight in the Okanagan.

The City of Penticton asked residents on June 27 to reduce their water consumption by 15 per cent due to low reservoir levels.

The City is requesting all domestic and agricultural properties voluntarily limit their water consumption by 15 per cent due to the water reservoir levels dropping faster than usual for this time of year.

In a press release, Mitch Moroziuk, general manager of infrastructure for the City, said the sinking reservoir levels can be attributed to a number of factors, including lower than average winter snowpack and lower than normal Okanagan Lake levels.

"We’re asking all water users to review their current water needs and look for ways to reduce their regular consumption," he said in the release.

B.C. recently declared a Level Three drought for much of the province, including the Okanagan.

Water consumption is a concern throughout the area. In May, the District of Lake Country announced they had to dip into water reservoirs a month early due to quickly melting snowpack.

Learn more about water conservation here.

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