With dry conditions in the South Okanagan a month ahead of normal, the City of Pentiction reminds residents about water restrictions from May 1 to Aug. 31. (Black Press file photo)

City of Penticton reminds residents of water restrictions

Water system is currently in Stage 1 Water Restrictions from May 1 to Aug. 31

With dry conditions in the South Okanagan a month ahead of normal, the City of Penticton says residents need to be careful about water use with a possible summer drought in the offing.

READ MORE: Heightened chance of summer drought in South Okanagan

“The snow pack is at 69 per cent and all low-to-mid elevation melt has occurred, with upper elevation melt beginning now,” said Micheal Firlotte, Penticton’s water quality supervisor, in a news release.

“We can expect runoff and very dry conditions in May to July as stream flows are also ahead of normal.”

READ MORE: Low B.C. snowpacks reduce flood risk, hike chance of summer droughts

Stage 1 water restrictions have already been invoked, and are in place until Aug. 31.

During these restrictions, even-numbered street addresses can water their landscaping on even-numbered days and vice-versa for odd-numbered street addresses.

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Robin Grant
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