Water Conservation Tips - Time is Right
July 19, 2023
Water Conservation TipsWith Provincial Drought, Time is Right to Limit Consumption Peachland, B.C. – With much of British Columbia experiencing severe drought levels, and the Okanagan Valley currently sitting at Drought Level 3, Peachland residents are encouraged to do all they can to conserve water, particularly on their lawns. The Government of BC moved the Okanagan to Drought Level 3 after the area experienced a lack of precipitation, declining stream flows, rising water temperatures and weather forecasts for above normal temperatures. Out of 5 levels, Level 3 indicates conditions are severely dry. Peachland is always on Stage 1 water restrictions and the community’s water supply, Peachland Creek and Peachland Lake reservoir, is healthy but close monitoring is ongoing and there may come a time when restrictions will need to be increased. Peachland residents can help keep our water source healthy by voluntarily conserving water and limiting outdoor irrigation, the second largest use of water in the Okanagan. Please consider the following water conservation tips:
- Watering lawns sparingly if at all. Consider letting your lawn go gold, or dormant. Lawns may appear dead, but they can stay this way for weeks (depending on the species) before any permanent damage occurs.
- Follow Peachland’s Stage 1 restrictions – Even-numbered addresses water on even calendar days and odd-numbered addresses on odd calendar days, allowing for 3-4 days per week. Stage 2 restrictions allow outdoor watering twice a week only.
- If permitted, water in the morning or evening to reduce evaporation.
- Do not clean driveways/paths with water; use a broom instead.