The snowpack levels in the District's watersheds were reasonable this year and the reservoirs stopped spilling as of July 18. The District is now in storage and continues to be in Stage 1 water restrictions. Residents are asked to 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 any time.
* Heavy water use is recently stressing the Water Treatment (WTP) process. The District asks everyone, especially the farming community to conserve water as much as possible. Heavy demand on the WTP can mean a much higher probability of failure which can impact the ability to provide quality water to our residents.
The District of Summerland is proud to be a partner in the "Make Water Work" program. Please click on the badge below:
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