The Regional District of Central Okanagan is reminding customers of its five water systems that outdoor water use restrictions apply all year round.
By following the regulations, it says residents will help ensure reservoirs are replenished and there will be an adequate water supply.
From June 16 to Sept. 15 (unless other restrictions are in place), stage two water restrictions are in effect for customers of the Dietrich/Star Place, Falcon Ridge, Killiney Beach, Sunset Ranch and Westshore water systems.
That restricts outdoor watering to two days each week.
CORD water customers with even number addresses can only irrigate outdoors on Saturdays and Tuesdays, while those with odd addresses can only water on Sundays and Wednesdays.
Under the regional district water bylaw, customers with automated irrigation systems can only water if needed on their allotted day between midnight and 6 a.m., while people with manual outdoor irrigation must restrict their watering to between 6 a.m. and 11 a.m. and between 6 p.m. and midnight on their respective irrigation days.
The regional district is asking residents who don’t need to water outdoors on their allotted days or time periods, not to do and not waste water.
CORD’s water systems service more than 800 customers in the Killiney Beach, Westshore Estates, Falcon Ridge, Sunset Ranch and Dietrich/Star Place areas.
Between Sept. 16 and June 15 each year, stage one restrictions are in place allowing customers to water outdoors on alternating days.
Those with even-numbered addresses may irrigate on even numbered calendar days and customers with odd-numbered addresses may water outdoors on odd number days.
For tips on water conservation inside and outside your home, go to the regional district’s water system webpage at regionaldistrict.com/water.