As a result of recent flooding the District of Lake Country is issuing an Urgent Water Notice advising that citizens should restrict their water use to domestic use only.
No outdoor irrigation.
“The flooding has compromised the Oyama Lake and Beaver Lake water supply,” said Greg Buchholz, Director of Infrastructure Services, so we are relying completely on the lower lakes and must restrict everyone to domestic uses of water until further notice.”
District water utility staff are continually assessing the systems and monitoring the flooding impacts to provide basic water service for potable supply and fire protection.
“Options are being explored to get the agricultural irrigation back in operation as soon as possible,” said Mayor James Baker.
“Filling a sprayer is okay, but all farmers are being asked not to irrigate right now.”
The District advises all residents to turn off sprinkler systems and do not fill swimming pools.
Additionally, citizens are reminded that under no circumstances should they direct storm, ground or drainage water into the sanitary sewers.
Directing inappropriate flows into the sewer system is overwhelming the system and could cause system failure and public health and environmental impacts.
Illegal connections and discharges will be investigated as serious offences with financial penalties.