Watering on Non-farm Status Properties

 

Year-round watering regulations are in effect.  GEID monitors water use throughout the District to ensure compliance with these regulations.

Water supplied by the District is for that property alone.   No watering is permitted off the property or on roadways.  Please be considerate of your neighbours and ensure that water is not pooling and running onto adjacent lots.

Residential, General, Industrial, Commercial Properties (assessed as "R", "G", "C" properties):

  • The last digit of your street address determines whether your property is even or odd.
  • Even numbered properties may water on Wednesdays, Fridays or Sundays.
  • Odd numbered properties may water on Tuesdays, Thursdays, or Saturdays.
  • No watering permitted on Mondays. 
  • Underground sprinklers may be operated from 12:00am to 6:00am only, up to 3 days per week. 
  • Only two (2) portable above ground sprinklers per residential lot are allowed.  Watering is only allowed between the hours of 6:00am to 10:00am and 7:00pm to 12:00 midnight, up to 3 days per week.
  • While sprinkling, please ensure water does not pool or run down the street.
  • Sprinkling on driveways and sidewalks is not permitted.
  • Open hose is not permitted. The hose must have a nozzle to control flow.
  • Car washing should be done with a bucket; for rinsing, a nozzle is required on the hose to control water flow.
  • Driveway washing - a broom is a good, clean, water free alternative.
  • Daily watering of potted plants is allowed.
  • The lawn areas immediately adjoining farm dwellings fall under this category. 
  • If you have problems setting your underground sprinkler timer to conform with these regulations, please call the office at 250-763-6506 for further assistance.
  • "G" grade properties also fall under these regulations.  These properties are mainly acreages without Farm-Status.
  • No watering, whether underground or above-ground, is permitted between 10:00 am and 7:00 pm.

Multi-family and Residential Strata Complexes ("M" grade):

  • The entire complex waters based on the civic address,  not on the unit number.  For example, if the civic address is 550, the complex waters on even days; if the civic address is 555, the complex waters on odd days.  Stratas and multi-family complexes follow residential property regulations.
  • Underground sprinklers may be operated from 12:00am to 6:00am only, up to 3 days per week. 
  • Only two (2) portable above ground sprinklers per residential lot are allowed and watering is only allowed between the hours of 6:00am to 10:00am and 7:00pm to 12:00 midnight, up to 3 days per week. 
  • While sprinkling, please ensure water does not pool or run down the street.
  • Sprinkling on driveways and sidewalks is not permitted.
  • Open hose is not permitted. The hose must have a nozzle to control flow.
  • Car washing should be done with a bucket; for rinsing, a nozzle is required on the hose to control water flow.
  • Driveway washing - a broom is a good, clean, water free alternative.
  • Daily watering of potted plants is allowed.
  • If you have problems setting your underground sprinkler timer to conform with these regulations, please call the office at 250-763-6506 for further assistance.
  • No watering, whether underground or above-ground is permitted between 10:00 am and 7:00 pm.

Schools and UBCO:

  • All schools and academic institutions are to follow residential regulations as listed below.
  • The last digit of your street address determines even or odd days.
  • Even numbered properties may water on Wednesdays, Fridays or Sundays.
  • Odd numbered properties may water on Tuesdays, Thursdays, or Saturdays
  • No watering permitted on Mondays. 
  • Underground sprinklers may be operated from 12:00am to 6:00am only, up to 3 days per week.
  • Only two (2) portable above ground sprinklers per residential lot are allowed and watering is only allowed between the hours of 6:00am to 10:00am and 7:00pm to 12:00 midnight, up to 3 days per week..
  • While sprinkling, please ensure water does not pool or run down the street.
  • Sprinkling on driveways and sidewalks is not permitted.
  • Open hose is not permitted. The hose must have a nozzle to control flow.
  • Daily watering of potted plants is allowed.
  • No watering, whether underground or above-ground is permitted between 10:00 am and 7:00 pm.

Underground sprinklers regulations:

A 10 US gpm flow control valve and a District approved Dual Check Valve are required to be installed in a manner that will allow for easy maintenance. A hose bib is to be installed downstream of the valves to allow for checking the accuracy of the flow control valve. 

The underground irrigation system can only be operated on a timer between the hours of midnight and 6:00 am, on the appropriate even or odd day.

The District will not be responsible for any damage caused by fluctuation in  pressure.  All homeowners are advised to install a pressure reducing valve and anti-syphon device.