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Rutland Waterworks on the offensive to catch water wasters

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July 24, 2017 - 2:34 PM

KELOWNA - Rutland Waterworks District is taking steps to ensure residents are following sprinkling regulations.

Due to hot weather conditions, Rutland Waterworks District is starting patrols to enforce sprinkling regulations because the district is currently running above normal levels to meet the outside water demands, according to a media release.

Watering Regulations
Watering Regulations
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"This is due to the extremely hot weather conditions and property owners not adhering to the regulations,” assistant general manager Kevin Reynolds says in the release.

Reynolds says outside watering accounts for 80 per cent of total water demand in the hot summer days.

Waterworks District personnel will be circulating throughout local neighbourhoods, ensuring that watering is being used properly and regulations are being followed, he says.

Odd numbered addresses may water only on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, and even numbered addresses may water only on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Mondays are restricted to no outside watering for all households.

On your watering day:

  • Automatic underground irrigation systems may run between 12 a.m. (midnight) and 6 a.m. on your scheduled odd/even days.
  • Manual sprinklers can occur between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. or 7 p.m. and 12 p.m. (midnight) on your scheduled odd/even days. One sprinkler at a time.
  • Hand watering (using a spring loaded nozzle) can occur at any time.

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