News Release – 29 Jul 2021 – Stage 3 Water Restrictions

News Release – 29 Jul 2021 – Stage 3 Water Restrictions

STAGE 3 WATER RESTRICTIONS

For Immediate Release
July 29, 2021


Stage 3 Water Restriction Take Effect July 30, 2021
Stage 3 Water Restrictions take effect July 30, 2021 for water system users
within the Town boundaries and portions of RDOS Electoral Area ‘C’ (rural
Oliver).


Residential Users – One Day Per Week:
Odd numbered houses – Wednesday
Even numbered houses – Friday


Agriculture, Commercial and Industrial Users:
At Stage 2 users were asked to reduce 30% – the Town is asking these users to continue to reduce irrigation use for farming, commercial and industrial use.


Agricultural customers (farm status) may continue to water to maintain the health of their crops but are being asked to voluntarily reduce consumption and continue to monitor for leaks and reducing watering during the heat of the day if possible.


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 permitted for personal gardens, trees and shrubs.


Public Works Crews and Bylaw Enforcement are visiting properties who may be in violation of the water restrictions. Non-compliant properties can be fined $250 through Bylaw Notice Enforcement Bylaw 1406, with a $100.00 fee applied if water service has been turned off.


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.


For more information:
Town of Oliver – https://www.oliver.ca/town-services/water/
Okanagan Basin Water Board – makewaterwork.ca or okwaterwise.ca


Inquiries:


Town of Oliver
250 485 6213
works@oliver.ca


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