Abiding by water regulations essential during heat wave

Posted On: Jun 28, 2021

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Due to the current heat wave the province and our region is experiencing, the District of Sicamous is asking the public to refrain from non-essential water usage so not to overwhelm the system and to preserve the municipality’s water supply. Please uphold the guidelines of the Water Regulations Bylaw No. 185, 1995 which outlines permitted days and times for sprinkling and other non-essential purposes between May 15th and September 15th of each year.

When is water sprinkling permitted? 

  • Between the hours of 7:00 and 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 and 11:00 p.m.  
  • Odd numbered residences may water on odd numbered days. 
  • Even numbered residences may water on even days.  

What are the regulations for automated sprinkling systems?

On any day of the week, automated sprinkling is permitted for a maximum of one hour per programmed cycle between the hours of midnight (12:00 a.m.) and 5:00 a.m. 

Are there exceptions? 

Watering for the purpose of maintaining and stabilizing newly seeded areas or new turf is permitted for two weeks from the time of seeding or placement. Property owners are asked to take steps to ensure water conservation whenever possible. 

Thank you in advance for you cooperation. For more information, please take the time to read the District of Sicamous Water Regulations Bylaw No. 185, 1995.