Effective May 1st – August 31st Level 2 Water Conservation Regulations are in effect per District Bylaw 282. Levels 3 or 4 will come into effect should lake levels/provincial drought conditions warrant.
Water Conservation Level 2 – Every Other Day Watering – May, June, July, and August
Odd numbered civic addresses may water on odd numbered days and even numbered civic addresses may water on even numbered days during the hours allowed per Conservation Level. For multi-unit stratas, watering may be applied based on “unit numbers” or “irrigation zones” to achieve the net same level of watering on permitted days.
Watering times are 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and for no more than two (2) hours in duration per period with a maximum of four (4) hours of total allocated watering per day. Vegetable gardens, shrubs, trees and flowers are restricted to a hand held container or a hose equipped with a shut-off nozzle if watered outside of the times permitted for no more than one (1) hour in duration per watering day.
Vehicle and Boat Washing
Vehicles, RVs, and boats may be washed with water using a hand held container or hose equipped with a shut-off nozzle.
Driveways, Sidewalks, Parking Lots and Buildings
No person shall use District supplied potable water to wash sidewalks, driveways or parking lots and exterior building surfaces, except as necessary for applying a product such as paint, sealers, preservative and stucco, or preparing a surface prior to paving or brickwork.
Wading Pools, Hot Tubs, Swimming Pools, Garden Ponds and Water Features
Wading pools and hot tubs up to 500 gallons may be filled with water. Swimming pools, garden ponds and water features may be filled with water upon application for and approval/receipt of a filling permit from the District. (Filling permits are $200.00)
Public Parks, Open Space, and Sports Fields
Public parks, open space, and sports fields may be watered upon application for and approval of a special watering permit.