Kelowna’s four major water utilities have assigned day, water conservation measures in place to help to reduce peaks in water use, reducing the high demands on our water delivery system at any given time. This allows the system to keep up with the demands for drinking water, irrigation, commercial use and storage for fire protection.
Drought conditions in the Okanagan have potential to be very high this summer, with high temperature and low precipitation. GEID reminds all water users that it is critical to conserve water now wherever possible. Making reductions to limit unnecessary water use will help to reduce the need to advance water restrictions later in the season or next year should a multi-year drought occur.
For water-use efficiency tips and to learn how to prepare for drought, please visit www.obwb.ca