Water Restrictions – Stage 1

For Immediate Release
August 19, 2022

Town of Oliver and Rural Water System Customers
Stage 1 Water Restrictions Take Effect Monday, August 22nd

Effective Monday, August 22nd Stage 2 water restrictions are rescinded and Stage 1 water restrictions take effect immediately. Due to the successful repair of one of the Town’s main water pumps and a suitable supply of domestic water, the water restriction level will be lowered from Stage 2 to Stage 1.

Town of Oliver Water and Rural Domestic Water System customers are currently in Stage 1 water restrictions. Properties that have water flowing through a water meter or are using domestic groundwater for irrigating must restrict their irrigating as follows. House numbering is used as a guideline.

Properties using canal water from a separate irrigation service for farming practices will not be affected at this time.

Watering may take place for no more than 2 hours on each permitted irrigation day

  • Odd numbered addresses on Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday
  • Even numbered addresses on Tuesday, Friday, and Sunday

Automatically or manually controlled irrigation may only operate between the hours of 7:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. or between 12:01 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Watering Restrictions for Micro-Irrigation and Drip-Irrigation Systems:

  • Odd numbered addresses on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday
  • Even numbered addresses on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday
  • Micro-Irrigation and Drip-Irrigation Systems may only operate between the hours 7:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. or between 12:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Food producing plants may be watered as needed.

Hand watering is permitted outside of the prescribed watering days.

For more information on restrictions, watering tips, and drought information visit the following websites:
Town of Oliver – www.oliver.ca
Okanagan Basin Water Board – www.obwb.ca and www.makewaterwork.ca

Inquiries:
Town of Oliver
250 485 6200