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THE HEART OF THE OKANAGAN
British Columbia, Canada
 

Water Restrictions

MWW web badge_FINALCURRENT WATER CONSERVATION STAGE = Stage 1 – Normal Conditions 

Saturday, May 28th, 2016

District of Lake Country Watering Restrictions based on the sprinkling schedule related to the current water conservation stage (effective 19 April 2016 = Stage 1)

  • Manual Sprinklers: 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. & 7:00 p.m. to midnight
  • Automatic Underground Systems: Midnight to 6:00 a.m.
  • Customers who consistently ignore restrictions will be subject to water service turn off and/or fines.
  • Properly operated micro or drip irrigation is allowed anytime.
  • Soaker hoses are not eligible.
  • Watering with a watering can or hand watering with a triggered hose is allowed anytime. The nozzle must be actively hand held by an individual.
  • An exemption to these restrictions may be granted to permit additional watering of new landscaping (placed within the current year).  A request for exemption must be submitted in writing to the Director of Engineering and Operations.
  • Set automatic sprinkler timers to water between midnight and 6:00 a.m.
  • Remember to turn off your system during rainy periods.
  • Don’t set it and forget it.

Stage 1 – Normal Conditions

Sprinkling is permitted on alternating days:

  • Even numbered addresses – even calendar days only
  • Odd numbered addresses – odd calendar days only
  • Underground systems with timers – Alternate days only

Stage 2 – Lower than Normal Reservoirs

Sprinkling is permitted 2 days per week on the following schedule:

  • Addresses ending in 0 – Saturday & Wednesday
  • Addresses ending in 1 – Sunday & Wednesday
  • Addresses ending in 2 – Monday & Saturday
  • Addresses ending in 3 & 4 – Tuesday & Saturday
  • Addresses ending in 5 – Wednesday & Saturday
  • Addresses ending in 6 & 7 – Thursday & Sunday
  • Addresses ending in 8 & 9 – Friday & Sunday

Stage 3 – Drought Conditions

Sprinkling is permitted 1 day per week on the following schedule:

  • Addresses ending in 0 – Saturday
  • Addresses ending in 1 – Sunday
  • Addresses ending in 2 – Monday
  • Addresses ending in 3 & 4 – Tuesday
  • Addresses ending in 5 – Wednesday
  • Addresses ending in 6 & 7 – Thursday
  • Addresses ending in 8 & 9 – Friday

The Drought Preparedness & Water Conservation Strategy paper provides information on the District’s water supply status with a plan to manage water supply and demand. Living Water Smart is a provincial government priority that involves 11 ministries  and many water and land managers and users which sets the direction for changes  to water management and water use. These changes are crucial measures for  adaptation to climate change impacts and the pressures placed on water resources from a growing population and  economy.

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