Grindrod Water Customers - Outdoor Water Restrictions UPDATE

Type
Water Notice

Outdoor water restrictions are still in effect for Grindrod Water customers. The Grindrod Water (GRW) Treatment Plant is operating at full capacity and is struggling to keep up with the current water usage.

To avoid the need for added restrictions, the community must commit to following the water restrictions schedule, irrigate less, and being wise with their water use. Over-drawing on the system can affect the safety of your drinking water. If water flows remain high, we may have to prohibit all outdoor water use.

These water restrictions allow GRW customers to water outdoors with sprinklers according to a schedule that is based on their street address.

Water Restrictions Schedule - Sprinkler Use Allowed between 7:00pm - 10:00am

SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday

Even House Address

No Sprinklers

Odd House Address

Even
House Address

Odd
House Address

Even House Address

Odd House 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.

Tips on Reducing Water Use

Most lawns and gardens only need water 1-2 times a week to remain healthy. Lawns naturally brown and go dormant with minimal water when it is hot – this is okay and the lawn will green up when the weather cools.

Adapting your yard to our normally dry climate is another way to help our community water system. Visit www.rdno.ca/waterwise for yard care tips and a list of easy-to-grow shrubs, trees, and ground covers.

Where can I find updates?

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.