Customers on the Grindrod Water system are reminded that outdoor water restrictions are still in effect.
The Regional District of North Okanagan says the reminder is being issued as the Grindrod Water Treatment Plant is operating at full capacity, but struggling to keep up with the current water usage.
To avoid the need for additional restrictions, the community must irrigate less, and be wise with water use. Over-drawing on the system can affect the safety of your drinking water. If water flows remain high, a prohibition on all outdoor water use may be necessary.
Current water restrictions allow GRW customers to water outdoors with sprinklers according to a schedule that is based on their street address.
Residents may water any time by hand with a watering can or hose with a spring-loaded shut-off nozzle. Drip irrigation is also allowed any time as evaporation is minimal when the water is applied directly at the plant roots. For more information, visit https://www.rdno.ca/restrictions.
Updates will be posted to www.rdno.ca/news (filter by Water Notices) and the RDNO’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/RDNorthOkanagan. You can also subscribe to receive email updates at www.rdno.ca/subscribe.
If you have any questions, please contact the RDNO Utilities Department at 250-550-3700.