Water Conservation

Kamloops Water Facts

  • Kamloops residents' water use triples in the summer
  • The tap water in Kamloops is of the highest quality in the world

General Water Facts

  • 1,000 L of tap water costs less than $1 in Kamloops; bottled water costs $3-10/L in a store
  • A leak of one drop per second can waste 10,000L of water per year
  • An average residential swimming pool uses less water than a lawn that is in similar in size to that pool

Conserving Water Benefits

  • Decreases operating costs (pumping, treating, distributing, and cleaning)
  • Decreases household usage costs
  • Decreases household energy bills associated with hot water
  • Protects the health of our rivers
Water Restriction Bylaw

Water restrictions in effect May 1 to August 31

No sprinkling or irrigating is allowed between 11:00 am and 6:00 pm on any day.  Even addresses may sprinkle or irrigate only on even numbered days.  Odd addresses may sprinkle or irrigate only on odd numbered days.  First offence will result in a $100 fine; each subsequent offence will result in a fine of $200.