Kelowna Asks Residents to Save Water Throughout Heatwave – Kelowna Capital Information
Record temperatures across the Okanagan have led the city of Kelowna to beg residents to use water sensibly.
The recent heat wave is unlikely to end anytime soon, with temperatures ranging from 29 ° C to 44 ° C well into July.
With a number of forest fires already active across the inland, the city is offering residents water-saving options to ensure public services such as firefighters are running ability also respond to emergencies.
Residents whose address ends in an even number are allowed to water on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays; while those with odd addresses are allowed to pour on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. No watering is allowed on Mondays.
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All automatic watering should be turned on between midnight and 6 a.m., and sprinklers should be used between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. on the assigned watering day. The city urges residents not to water during peak heat between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Other ways to reduce your water usage are to fix leaks and limit the amount of water used for unnecessary activities like cleaning your driveway or washing your car.
If these temperatures continue to drain our resources, Kelowna may need to transition to level 1 water restriction protocol.
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You can find more information on saving water here.
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