City officials are loosening water restrictions in Southeast Kelowna after cooler weather and local conservation efforts (Black Press file photo)

City of Kelowna lowers water restrictions for southeast neighbourhoods

Gallagher’s Canyon and McCulloch East residences can now water their lawns and gardens twice a week

All Southeast Kelowna residents can now water their lawns and gardens twice a week, following a period of cooler weather, the city announced Wednesday, Aug. 26.

Gallagher’s Canyon and McCulloch East residences now join Hall Road and Crawford neighbourhoods under the loosened Stage 2 restriction.

READ MORE: Summer water restrictions in effect across Central Okanagan

WATCH: Okanagan Mayors encourage water conservation for Summer 2020

People in the area at odd-numbered addresses can run sprinklers and automatic irrigation systems during the morning and nighttime hours on Tuesdays and Saturdays. People at even-numbered addresses will have the same water usage on Wednesdays and Sundays.

Stage 2 restrictions still prioritize protecting clean drinking water for Kelowna residents and water for safety purposes, including fire mitigation, Weremy added.

For more information on the city’s water utility, visitkelowna.ca/water.


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