Water use increasing in the village

The KID remind residents of watering regulations in light of the recent hot weather, which has resulted in high water usage recently

  • Jul. 23, 2014 5:00 p.m.

Keremeos Irrigation District is reminding residents of watering regulations in light of the recent hot weather, which has resulted in high water usage in recent weeks. A quick summary of the regulations are as follows:

Sprinkling is permitted during irrigation season only  April 15 to October 15.

Even numbered  residences  may water on even numbered calendar days.

Odd numbered  residences  may water on odd numbered calendar days.

No watering  is permitted between the hours of 10 a.m. To 7 p.m.daily.

The number of sprinklers during the permitted hours  is as follows based on your lot size:

.00 – .25 acre   –  One sprinkler

.26 -. 50 acre  –  Two sprinklers

.51 – .75 acre  –  Three sprinklers

.76 – 1.0 acre  –  Four sprinklers

Automatic underground irrigation systems should be set to water on the appropriate even/odd days between the hours of 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. only.

The KID sincerely appreciates residents co-operation in the water conservation program.  If anyone has any questions please contact the district office on Tuesday or Friday at: 250-499-5651.

The district reservoir is nearing completion; it is scheduled to be commissioned and in service by the end of the month once it is leak tested, backfilled and the installation of the electrical connections and controls are completed.  The reservoir is required to provide storage to meet the peak water demands of the community on a daily basis including a fire protection component.  Had the recent fire at the Red Bridge Pub been at a high peak demand time of day, and/or there had been a pump failure at the same time, there would have been a water shortage. The district is looking forward to completion of this project, and the benefits to the operation of the water system.

 

Members of the KID hope everyone enjoys the rest of the summer !

 

 

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