Outdoor watering restricted in Lake Country
The District of Lake Country is restricting outdoor watering to two days a week only as a result of no rainfall and lower than normal levels of water in the upland watersheds.
Agricultural properties and seasonal irrigation water customers will receive a letter from the District outlining the specific watering restrictions for their property.
Some crops supplied with water from the Beaver Lake source will only be permitted to irrigate as absolutely necessary.
Lake Country Mayor James Baker says "the Okanagan has been at Drought Level 2 since the third week of August and Lake Country participates in the Make Water Work program coordinated by the Okanagan Basin Water Board to encourage all residents to make wise use of our water resources and conserve as much as possible. Just the simple act of watering in the cool of the evening makes every drop count."
The District says water utility staff are continually assessing the systems and monitoring the weather impacts to provide basic water service for potable supply, fire protection and agricultural irrigation.