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Water restricted for some Westside Road residents in Okanagan

Water quality advisory also lifted for 303 Westshore Estates customers

Some Westside Road residents will have to cut back on their watering.

Stage 2 outdoor water restrictions are in place for Star Place, Falcon Ridge, Killiney Beach, Sunset Ranch, Upper Fintry / Shalal Road / Valley of the Sun and Westshore water systems. Restrictions are in effect Friday, June 16 and expected to remain in place until Sept. 15, 2023.

The restrictions limit outdoor watering to two days a week. Outdoor watering is permitted on Saturdays and Tuesdays for even numbered addresses, and Sundays and Wednesdays for odd numbered addresses.

“Given the dry conditions and severe drought designation by Agriculture Canada, residents are advised to reserve water if their gardens and lawns do not need watering on the specified days,” the Regional District of Central Okanagan advises. “By following the outdoor watering restrictions, residents will help ensure that system reservoirs are replenished and there’s an adequate water supply for everyone.”

The RDCO Water Systems Regulations Bylaw No. 1370 also outlines the hours for automated and manual outdoor irrigation. Customers with automated sprinklers should only water between midnight and 6 a.m. on their designated day, while those with manual outdoor irrigation must restrict their watering to between 6 and 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. and midnight on their respective irrigation day.

Meanwhile a water advisory has been lifted for Westshore Estates customers.

After consulting with Interior Health, the Regional District of Central Okanagan has rescinded the precautionary water quality advisory.

“Turbidity in the system water source is once again within the acceptable and safe Canadian guidelines for drinking water quality. As a result, the precautionary water quality advisory that has been in place since May 2, 2023, has been removed for the approximately 303 properties connected to the community water.”

For more tips on water conservation inside and outside your home, or to subscribe to receive email notifications about your water system, visit

The regional district maintains and operates six community water systems serving just over 1,000 properties in the Central Okanagan East and Central Okanagan West electoral areas.

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