News Release – Stage 1 Water Restrictions Reminder

News Release – Stage 1 Water Restrictions Reminder

REMINDER — STAGE 1 WATER
RESTRICTIONS ARE IN EFFECT

For Immediate Release
June 30, 2021

Town of Oliver Water System Customers and Rural Irrigation System Users Town of Oliver Water System Customers and Rural Irrigation System Users are currently in Stage 1 water restrictions that affects outdoor watering only.

Residents are asked to restrict their irrigating to three days a week using even and odd house numbering as a guideline. This is for In-Town residential water customers and Rural customers that use irrigation surface (canal) water for domestic groundwater for watering.

Odd Numbered Houses – Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Even Numbered Houses – Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
At this time agricultural customers (farm status) may continue to water ground crops, orchards and vineyards.

Residents are encouraged to adjust their residential underground irrigation systems to water lawns, trees and shrubs between midnight and 7:00 a.m. on their watering day. Extra hand watering is allowed for personal gardens, trees and shrubs.

The Town is stepping up education to ensure there is no confusion about when watering can occur. Public Works Crews and Bylaw Enforcement are visiting properties who may be in violation of the water restrictions.

There is little doubt the Okanagan is on the front lines of climate change, shifting between flooding and drought, and extreme fire seasons. Okanagan municipalities are working to find solutions to Make Water Work and preparing water users to ensure a sustainable water supply for our valley. Visit
makewaterwork.ca or okwaterwise.ca for more information.

Inquiries:
Public Works
250 485 6213


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