For the next 6 link headings, use the JAWS curser when over each link and this will provide access to a list of links under each one. To access the individual links use the right mouse button on the number pad

Parks, Recreation & Culture » Sustainable Kamloops » Environmental Sustainability » Water

Water Restrictions

When Do Water Restrictions Apply?

Water Restrictions are in effect only from May 1 to August 31. Bylaw infractions incur a fine of $100 for a first offense and $200 for each subsequent offence.

All commercial and residential customers who receive their water supply from the City of Kamloops are required to comply with the following regulations:

Days You Are Allowed To Water

Even numbered property addresses are allowed to sprinkle or irrigate only on even numbered days.

Odd numbered property addresses are allowed to sprinkle or irrigate only on odd numbered days.

Where a complex uses internal addresses or other identifying numbers, the internal numbers will be used to establish the appropriate watering day.

Notice Sprinkling Regulations Brochure

On Your Watering Day

You may water your lawn or garden on your allowable Odd or Even watering day during these times:

  • Between 6 am to 11 am or 6 pm to midnight.
  • In addition, Automatic irrigation is permitted between midnight to 6 am when using a timer on your designated day.

Times When Watering is Allowed on Your Designated Day
Midnight to 6 am 6 am to 11 am 6 pm to Midnight
Manual Watering Not Allowed Allowed Allowed
Automatic Watering Allowed Allowed Allowed

Spring Loaded Nozzles Only
All outdoor hand use of hoses for other than filling swimming pools and/or hot tubs shall be equipped with a working spring-loaded shut-off nozzle.

Hand watering of plants using a hose with a working spring-loaded shut-off nozzle or a hand-held container is allowed at any time.

Commercial Properties
Commercial Customers may apply to the Utilities Manager for a variance to the water restrictions, with any appeal from the Utilities Manager's decision may be made to the Public Works and Utilities Director.

Sustainability Services
955 Concordia Way
Kamloops BC V2C 6V3
ph 250-828 3461
fx 250-828-3790

Note: All correspondence is entered into our system and will be directed accordingly. The City of Kamloops will endeavor to contact you within two business days. Thank you.