June 20, 2019
The Province of BC has moved the Okanagan to a Level 2 drought rating as a precautionary measure based on low snowpack and dry conditions. Although snowpack levels were low in the District's watershed, the reservoirs are full. Thirsk stopped spilling on June 14 which means the District is in storage.
We continue to be in Stage 1 water restrictions and ask that residents use water responsibly to help mitigate the need for further restrictions. The status of the District's water storage is evaluated frequently and changes may occur at anytime.
For further conservation or drought information in the Okanagan please visit the following websites:
Okanagan Basin Water Board
Water used for irrigation accounts for approximately 80% of Summerland's total yearly water consumption. Water restrictions are an efficient tool Summerland uses to manage water use by restricting days and times when residents can irrigate. There are 5 stages of water restrictions with Stage 1 being the least restrictive and Stage 5 being the most restrictive.
It should be noted that Stage 1 Water Restrictions remain in effect regardless of the abundance of water as the restrictions reduce water consumption which decreases the demand on the Water Treatment Plant and reduces water treatment costs.
Current Stage of Watering Restrictions
Summerland is currently in Stage 1 Watering Restrictions.
Click on the following links if you wish to review additional information regarding watering restrictions.
Watering Restrictions - Even Numbered Houses
Watering Restrictions - Odd Numbered Houses