Use water properly throughout warmth wave: Kelowna Metropolis
The city of Kelowna is reminding residents to use their water wisely during this week’s heat wave.
If the spring is already dry and temperatures exceed 40 ° C, the Kelowna water supply system will come under additional pressure.
The city urges people to water lawns and gardens only on their allotted days and times, fix leaking taps or pipes, and avoid unnecessary use like washing their cars or driveways.
Residents are only asked to limit outdoor watering so you and your pets can use as much water as needed to stay hydrated for the next few days.
Lands with odd numbers are asked to water on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
Even-numbered lots can water on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays.
No plots or gardens may be watered on Mondays.
The city is reminding people that their underground irrigation systems should be on between midnight and 6 a.m. on their allotted days.
Manual sprinklers can be used between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. or 7 p.m. and midnight on assigned days.
Residents are encouraged to avoid watering between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. as this will prevent evaporation of the water waste.
This also ensures that Kelowna’s delivery systems can keep pace with water needs, especially in emergency situations like fighting fires.
“Should the hot, dry weather and high water demand continue over the next few weeks, the utility company may need to consider level 1 restrictions aimed at additional water reduction,” said Andy Weremy, water operations manager.
“At the beginning of July, we will be closely monitoring lake levels and working directly with the Okanagan Basin Water Board and other water suppliers to ensure we are doing everything in our power to relieve the pressure on Okanagan Lake during these incredibly hot days. ”
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