Wet July doesn't mean water conservation doesn't apply


Despite an unexpectedly wet July, stage one water restrictions remain in place for the City of Kelowna.

Utility Services Manager Kevin Van Vliet says we can't be complacent.

"Demand is starting to really ramp up again with the hot weather. With the South East Kelowna project, we have to make sure we don't struggle having enough water for fire protection and meet people's needs."      

Stage one restrictions mean homeowners with an odd number address can water yards and lawns on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

Even number addresses can water on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. 

"One of the things we are cognizant about is the level of Okanagan Lake, which is lower than past years and we want to make sure we don't withdraw out of that more than we need too especially if we have a number of dry winters or years overall", Van Vlet added.     

No properties are to water on Mondays.