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Water restrictions in place

The Regional District of Central Okanagan is introducing Stage 2 water restrictions for customers of its six water systems.

Beginning Tuesday, June 16, restrictions will be in place for customers of Star Place, Falcon Ridge, Killiney Beach, Sunset Ranch, Upper Fintry-Shalal Road-Valley of the Sun and Westshore water systems. 

This will restrict outdoor watering to two days each week. RDCO water customers with even number addresses may irrigate outdoors on Saturday and Tuesday while those with odd addresses may only water outside on Sunday and Wednesday.

Under the Regional District Water Bylaw, customers with an automated irrigation system may only water if needed on their allotted day between midnight and 6 a.m., while people with manual outdoor irrigation must restrict their watering if needed, to between 6 a.m. and 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. and midnight on their respective irrigation day. 

If you don’t need to water outdoors on your allotted day or time period, the RDCO urges users to not waste water.

These restrictions will be in place until the middle of September.

Between September 16th and June 15th – Stage 1 restrictions are in place allowing customers to water outdoors on alternating days. Those with even-numbered addresses may irrigate on even numbered calendar days and customers with odd-numbered addresses may water outdoors on odd number days.

By following the outdoor water use restrictions that are in effect all year, residents help ensure reservoirs are replenished and there’s an adequate water supply.

The Regional District water systems provide service to almost 900 connections in the following areas: Killiney Beach, Westshore Estates, Falcon Ridge, Sunset Ranch, Upper Fintry-Shalal Road-Valley of the Sun and Star Place.

Click here for more tips on water conservation inside and outside your home.

Customers may also sign up there to receive email notifications of any water advisories or special maintenance works affecting their water system.

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