Water restrictions lifted for Crawford and southeast Kelowna

September 16, 2020

Repairs have been completed following a ruptured transmission main and the ‘Stage 4’ watering restriction in place for southeast Kelowna and Crawford areas has now been lifted to ‘Stage 1’, or normal year-round watering restrictions, where irrigation can now occur up to three times per week.  All City of Kelowna water utility customers are now on the normal irrigation schedule. 

“We appreciate the conservation efforts of residents in this area as we dealt with the issue and allowed the reservoir to fill,” says Patrick Aylard, Project Manager.  

Southeast Kelowna is now on the same watering schedule as the rest of the City of Kelowna water utility. Under Stage 1/normal watering restrictions:   

  • Properties with an odd number address may water yards and lawns on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays; even-numbered addresses may water on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. No properties are to water on Mondays.  
  • Automatic underground irrigation systems may run between 12 a.m. (midnight) and 6 a.m. up to three days per week.  
  • Manual sprinklers can operate between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. OR 7 p.m. and 12 a.m. (midnight) on the assigned day, up to three days per week.  

All residents are asked to adhere to designated days and times, and to avoid excessive watering, even on designated days.  Assigned day water conservation measures help to reduce peak water demands, using water wisely so that we can continue to supply sufficient water for all needs.  

Watering restrictions do not apply to properties with Farm Status through BC Assessment or irrigation water use in the area which is sourced from the non-potable supply.  

To request assistance from a Water Smart representative to adjust automatic irrigation systems, or for general inquiries or questions about the watering restrictions in place for your area, call 250-469-8520.    

For more information about the updated year-round watering restrictions and the different water providers in Kelowna, visit kelowna.ca/water.