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Water Restrictions for Town and Rural Water Districts 8 & 9

Effective immediately, Town and Rural Water Districts 8 & 9 are now under Normal Water Conservation Regulations

The following regulations are now in effect:


a) Days of Watering: Sprinkling is only permitted at residential, commercial and other non-agricultural properties as follows:


Even numbered addresses: Watering permitted on Saturday, Tuesday and Thursday
Odd numbered addresses: Watering permitted on Sunday, Wednesday and Friday

b) Automatically Controlled Underground Sprinkling Systems (Residential and commercial): Properties equipped with an automated time clock sprinkler system may only sprinkle between the hours of 12:00 midnight to 6:00 AM on the days permitted by the sprinkling regulations as described above.

c) Manually Controlled Sprinklers (Residential and Commercial): Properties equipped with only manually controlled sprinkling systems, including those attached to outside taps, may only operate from 6:00 AM to 10:00 AM and from 7:00 PM to 12:00 midnight on the days permitted by the sprinkling regulations as described above.

d) Sprinkling is not permitted between the hours of 10:00 AM and 7:00 PM during any day at any time of the year. Only one ½” (9mm) diameter outlet (outside tap) may be used at one time for sprinkling, and further, it is not permissible to use an open pipe or hose for irrigating purposes.

e) Use of water hoses is permitted for the purpose of washing boats or motor vehicles only when equipped with an automatic shut off nozzle.

f) No person shall use water to wash sidewalks, driveways or parking lots, except and only if necessary for applying a product such as paint or preservative, or when preparing a surface prior to paving or repointing bricks, or if required by law to comply with health or safety regulations.

g) Notwithstanding the above, the following are exempt from restrictions:
i. Watering of public sports playing fields, turf farms, and golf courses;
ii. Watering of flower and vegetable gardens, decorative planters, shrubs and trees using micro- irrigation, drip-irrigation, or a hose with an automatic shut off nozzle;
iii. Commercial car washes so long as each vehicle wash does not exceed 57 L of water.
iv. Under authority of permit issued under this bylaw.

h) As a further exemption restriction, owners or occupiers of property who, by reason of physical or mental incapacity are unable to water their property within the restricted days and times, may water their property on any two days of the week for a maximum of 8 hours per day.



Schedule "A" Water Conservation and Staged Restriction Bylaw No. 1273 (Town)
Osoyoos Water District Rates and Regulations Bylaw No. 1357 (Rural)
MTI Bylaw (Fines)
Yellow “Reminder” Flags for Water Restrictions
Make Water Work Campaign
Regulation Reference Sheet
Water Conservation Tips
Water Conservation & Staged Restrictions Brochure
Make Water Work Plant Collection

For more information please contact:
Town of Osoyoos
8707 Main Street, Box 3010
Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0
(T)  250.495.6515

Event date: 
Wednesday, 10 November, 2021
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Box 3010, 8707 Main Street
Osoyoos, BC V0H 1V0
(TF) 1.888.495.6515
(T) 250.495.6515
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