Penticton water restrictions begin at the start of May

Water restrictions coming

The City of Penticton's water restrictions will be in place from May 1 to August 31 this year, as a method to help mitigate the potential complications of drought.

Watering days are as follows:

  • Odd numbered street addresses may irrigate on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday only.
  • Even numbered street addresses may irrigate on Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday only.
  • No watering on Mondays.

Townhouses and condominiums follow their street address, not their unit address. Only properties zoned RSM (Mobile Home Park) use their respective unit number in place of street address.

Irrigation times are as follows:

  • Automatic irrigation is permitted to run between 12:01 a.m. to 6 a.m. only on designated days.
  • Manual irrigation is permitted to run between 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. only on designated days.

Tips from Okanagan WaterWise on how to reduce your outdoor water use this spring and summer are to put water on the night shift, between dusk and dawn during the coolest part of the day to prevent evaporation, let your grass grow this summer, leaving 2-3 inches to help slow evaporation from the soil and choose plants suitable to the dry climate.

Residents are also reminded to check sprinkler heads. Sometimes sprinkler heads break, or plants grow around the sprinkler head, preventing effective water use. Check sprinkler heads and make necessary fixes to ensure they are working right.

Visit www.penticton.ca/water for more information about water restrictions and conservation.

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