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Limits in place for watering systems

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Stage 2 sprinkling restrictions have been rescinded and Stage 1 restrictions have been implemented in some areas of West Kelowna.

The Board of Trustees has implemented Stage 1 Sprinkling Regulations (even/odd) as per Bylaw No. 635) on residential, commercial, and institutional customers, and will be monitoring the water use by agricultural customers.

WID has completed its universal water metering program and is now able to monitor the quantity of water consumed by all customers.

Stage 1 Sprinkling Regulations:
Stage 1 Sprinkling Regulations are in effect throughout the irrigation season as follows:

a) Days of Watering:
Sprinkling is only permitted at residential, commercial, and other non-agricultural properties as follows:
- Even numbered addresses: Watering is only permitted on Even Calendar Days.
- Odd numbered addresses: Watering is only permitted on Odd Calendar Days.

b) Automatically Controlled Underground Sprinkling Systems (Residential & Commercial):
Properties equipped with an automated time clock sprinkler system may only sprinkle between the hours of 12 Midnight to 6 a.m. on the days permitted by the sprinkling regulations as described above.

c)Manually Controlled Sprinklers (Residential and Commercial):
Properties equipped with only manually controlled sprinkling systems, including those attached to outside taps, may only operate from 6:00 a.m. to 11 a.m. and from 6 p.m. to 12 Midnight on the days permitted by the sprinkling regulations as described above.

d)Sprinkling is not permitted between the hours of 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. during any day at any time of the year.

Only one half inch diameter outlet (outside tap) may be used at one time for sprinkling, and further, it is not permissible to use an open pipe or hose for irrigating purposes.

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