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Water Restrictions

On October 5, 2015, City Council approved year round odd/even watering conservation measures for City Water Utility customers.

Properties with an odd number address may water yards and lawns on odd calendar days, even address numbers may water on even calendar days.

  • All properties will be allowed to water on the 31st of the month.
  • Automatic underground irrigation systems may run between 12 a.m. (midnight) and 6 a.m.
    • for example, an odd numbered home can water anytime between midnight and 6 a.m. on Aug. 9
  • Manual sprinklers and watering by hose (hand watering) can occur between 6 a.m. and 11 a.m. or 6 p.m. and midnight on your scheduled odd/even day.

Odd/even water conservation measures help to keep our peak water demands down so that we can continue to supply sufficient water for all our needs without expensive upgrades to our delivery system.

For tips on conserving water in and around your home, visit our Water Smart page.

Need to re-program your irrigation system?

Below are the links to some of the most common irrigation controller manuals​.

Hunter Pro C (see page 23 for odd/even directions) [VIDEO]
Irritrol Kwik Dial (see page 12 for odd/even directions) [VIDEO]
Rain Bird ESP (see page 7 for odd/even directions) There are a number of variations of the ESP timer. Please visit the Rain Bird website for links to various controller manuals.
Toro TMC 212 (see page 24 for odd/even directions) [VIDEO]

About the City Water Utility

The City Water Utility sources its water from Okanagan Lake and provides water to just over half of the Kelowna population. Over the past fifteen years, the Utility has made significant progress in water conservation efforts, giving us an edge during drought years. The City Water Utility has a metered water system and charges variable water rates. These variable rates demonstrate the value of water to customers by increasing rates as water consumption rises.

There are five separate water purveyors operating within city boundaries, each with their own water supply rates, requirements and watering restrictions. If you are not sure who provides your water, visit the Kelowna Joint Water Committee at or view the Water Provider Map. Please check your water provider's website for specific details on watering restrictions for your area.

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