file photo

Falcon Ridge water advisory lifted

The community is now allowed use irrigation twice a week

A double dose of good news for customers of the Falcon Ridge community water system.

After consulting with Interior Health, the Regional District of Central Okanagan has lifted a precautionary Water Quality Advisory for approximately 55 properties connected to the Falcon Ridge system off Highway 33.

Turbidity in the water system source is once again within acceptable Canadian Drinking Water Guidelines.

Related: Killiney Beach water quality advisory issued

As well, the system is now back on the seasonal twice weekly Stage 2 outdoor irrigation schedule. That means customers with even number addresses may irrigate outdoors on Saturday and Tuesday while those with odd addresses may only water outside on Sunday and Wednesday. The system was on a temporary Stage 4 outdoor irrigation ban to curtail water demand so that the system reservoirs could be filled.

Residents are reminded that if they don’t need to water gardens and lawns on their allotted day and time period, please don’t waste water. By following the outdoor watering restrictions residents help ensure reservoirs are replenished and there’s an adequate water supply for everyone.

Related: Work to join Kelowna water systems underway

“We thank all customers for their patience and understanding, as the reduction in water demand over the past week has allowed our crews to fill both the main reservoir and the new reservoir cell that’s part of the overall $900,000 system upgrade.”Bruce Smith, communications officer said in a press release.

To report a typo, email:


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Kelowna Rockets lose in overtime to Prince George

The Rockets conclude their six game road trip this weekend in Alberta

Kelowna students leave the classroom for the workforce

Wednesday was National Take Our Kids to Work Day

West Kelowna baker dies

Peter Klein baked the annual Westside Daze Canada Day cake

UBC Okanagan BARK program helps local kids with social skills

The program will allow young children to learn from a team of therapy dogs

Kelowna’s definitive Christmas market list

We’ve prepared a list of every market in the Central Okanagan

Film focuses on Kal Lake threat

Filmmaker wanted to create a love letter to Kalamalka Lake

Roy Clark, country singer, ‘Hee Haw’ star, has died

Guitar virtuoso died because of complications from pneumonia at home in Tulsa, Okla. He was 85.

Lack of funding, culture on campus biggest barriers for Indigenous students: report

Report based on nearly 300 responses found lack of support at post-secondary schools a big concern

Tinder sex assault suspect charged; additional alleged victims sought

Vincent Noseworthy of Alberta is accused of aggravated sexual assault, unlawful confinement and more

Drug-related deaths double for B.C. youth in care, advocate says

Teens say positive connections with adults key to recovery

Children’s strawberry-flavoured medicines recalled due to faulty safety cap

Three different acetaminophen syrups part of nationwide recall

Around the BCHL: Junior A cities to host World Junior tuneup games

Around the BCHL is a look at what’s happening in the league and around the junior A world.

Trudeau pushes for more Saudi accountability in Khashoggi killing

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Canada is still seeking clear answers from Saudi Arabia about what happened to Jamal Khashoggi

School bullying video shows how people with disabilities are devalued: advocates

Brett Corbett, who has cerebral palsy, is seen in a video being stepped while lying in water

Most Read