Saturday, January 21st, 2017
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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