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Stage 1 Sprinkling Regulations are currently in effect.

Customers of West Kelowna's Water Service Areas are asked to limit sprinkling year-round, based first on an even/odd system.

The District of West Kelowna may further limit sprinkling as required.

Over the past three years water conservation has had a positive effect in the reduction of peak flows and overall water consumption. Thank you for your cooperation.

While the bylaws may vary slightly by service area, sprinkling is regulated as follows:

Stage 1 Sprinkling Regulations

Stage 1 Sprinkling Regulations are in effect throughout the irrigation season as follows:

  • Sprinkling is only permitted at residential, commercial, and other non-agricultural properties as follows
    • Even numbered addresses: Watering is only permitted on Even Calendar Days.
    • Odd numbered addresses: Watering is only permitted on Odd Calendar Days.
  • Automatically Controlled Underground Sprinkling Systems (Residential & Commercial):
    • Properties equipped with an automated time clock sprinkler system may only sprinkle between the hours
      of 12:00 Midnight to 6:00 a.m. on the days permitted by the sprinkling regulations as described above.
  • Manually Controlled Sprinklers (Residential & Commercial):
    Properties equipped with only manually controlled sprinkling systems, including those attached to outside taps, may only operate from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and from 6:00 p.m. to 12:00 Midnight on the days permitted by the sprinkling regulations as described above.
  • Sprinkling is not permitted between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. during any day at any time of the year.
  • Only one ½” diameter outlet (outside tap) may be used at one time for sprinkling, and further, it is not
    permissible to use an open pipe or hose for irrigating purposes.
  • Under certain situations, such as drought conditions, protection of works and the efficiency of the system as a whole, and whereby determined by the municipality, additional stages for regulations may be imposed, and are in effect until determined by the municipality.

Stage 2 Sprinkling Regulations

  • Sprinkling is only permitted at residential, commercial, and other non-agricultural properties as follows:
    • Even numbered addresses: Watering is only permitted on Saturdays and Tuesdays.
    • Odd numbered addresses: Watering is only permitted on Sundays and Wednesdays.
  • Automatically Controlled Underground Sprinkling Systems (Residential & Commercial):
    • Properties equipped with an automated time clock sprinkler system may only sprinkle between the hours of 12:00 Midnight to 6:00 a.m. on the days permitted by the sprinkling regulations as described above.
  • Manually Controlled Sprinklers (Residential & Commercial):
    • Properties equipped with only manually controlled sprinkling systems, including those attached to outside taps, may only operate from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and from 6:00 p.m. to 12:00 Midnight on the days permitted by the sprinkling regulations as described above.

Stage 3 Sprinkling Regulations

  • Sprinkling is only permitted at residential, commercial, and other non-agricultural properties as follows:
    • Even numbered addresses: Watering is only permitted on Saturdays.
    • Odd numbered addresses: Watering is only permitted on Sundays.
  • Automatically Controlled Underground Sprinkling Systems (Residential & Commercial):
    • Properties equipped with an automated time clock sprinkler system may only sprinkle between the hours of 12:00 Midnight to 6:00 a.m. on the day permitted by the sprinkling regulations as described above.
  • Manually Controlled Sprinklers (Residential & Commercial):
    • Properties equipped with only manually controlled sprinkling systems, including those attached to outside taps, may only operate from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and from 6:00 p.m. to 12:00 Midnight on the day permitted by the sprinkling regulations as described above.
  • No person shall:
    • Fill a swimming pool, hot tub, garden pond or decorative fountain at any time; or,
    • Wash a vehicle or a boat with water; or,
    • Wash driveways or sidewalks.

Stage 4 Sprinkling Regulations

No person shall use water outdoors for any purpose.

CONTACT US

If you have questions, concerns or would like more information regarding sprinkling regulations, please contact the District of West Kelowna's Utilities Department at:

Phone Icon 778-797-2246
Email Icon info@districtofwestkelowna.ca

Last updated: 9/23/2013 1:59:55 PM