2023 WATER RESTRICTIONS – STAGE 2
In the summer months, water use increases by as much as 50%. Summer peak demand places stress on the District of Invermere water system and increases costs to tax payers and water users. The Municipality, in an effort to conserve water, has in place a “Water Use Restriction Bylaw.”
The Bylaw regulates sprinkling and irrigation in order to reduce operating costs and impact on our water supply.
These restrictions are staged in accordance with the severity of supply limitations and are generally applied to the use of sprinkler systems, whether automatic or manual. The use of hand-held watering devices with shut-off valves and the use of micro-irrigation or drip-irrigation systems are restricted only during the most severe of supply condition. Nurseries, farms, orchards and vineyards are fully exempt. Outlined below are our current restrictions.
STAGE 2 – TWICE A WEEK WATERING
Sprinklers or irrigation systems are to be used ONLY in the early morning from 4:00 am to 10:00 am and in the evening from 7:00 pm until 11:00 pm. A new “day” begins at 12:00 a.m. (midnight)
- (a) use a sprinkler to water a lawn, trees, and shrubs growing on a property that is:
- (i) addressed with an odd house number except during restricted hours on Mondays and Thursdays;
- (ii) addressed with an even house number except during restricted hours on Tuesdays and Fridays.
- (b) use of a hand-operated hose equipped with a shut-off nozzle, a hand-held container or a micro-irrigation or drip-irrigation system to water trees, shrubs, flowers or vegetables on any day.