Watering Restrictions:

Kelowna’s four major water utilities have assigned day, water conservation measures in place to help to reduce peaks in water use, reducing the high demands on our water delivery system at any given time. This allows the system to keep up with the demands for drinking water, irrigation, commercial use and storage for fire protection.

Drought conditions in the Okanagan have potential to be very high this summer, with high temperature and low precipitation.  GEID reminds all water users that it is critical to conserve water now wherever possible.  Making reductions to limit unnecessary water use will help to reduce the need to advance water restrictions later in the season or next year should a multi-year drought occur.

For water-use efficiency tips and to learn how to prepare for drought, please visit www.obwb.ca

Current ‘NORMAL’ Residential Water Use Restrictions:

Water Restrictions
For more detail on water usage for GEID drought stages click here.


Learn About Water Conservation:

Environmental Operators Certification Program
Okanagan Basin Water Board
Water Supply Association of BC

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Annual District System Flushing

Crews will perform annual water main flushing in the District throughout September 2022, between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

System flushing is required to ensure optimum water quality and removes any sediment deposits that may accumulate over time.

Customers of GEID are advised that during these periods, you may experience lower than normal water pressure and some temporary discoloration when crews are working in your area. To avoid any inconvenience, please check your water clarity prior to use. If you experience discoloration, run your cold water taps until the water runs clear.

For any further information, please call the GEID office at 250-763-6506.

Irrigation Service Shut Offs

Our irrigation water licencing permits irrigation from April 1rst through to September 30th annually. GEID crews are scheduled to be shutting off irrigation services for our seasonal agricultural customers starting Monday October 3, 2022. Please note: It is the customer’s responsibility to protect the meter and any related backflow preventer from freezing. Please ensure your gate valve is open at the irrigation meter to avoid any damage to the valve.

If you require your shut-off to occur outside of the above timeframe for extraordinary circumstances, you may apply for an alternate shut-off time (weather permitting) by filling out an application form, available HERE and returning it to reception@geid.org for consideration.