Press Release - Stage 2 Watering Restrictions

 

Stage 2 Water Conservation

For Immediate Release – August 21, 2020

Armstrong, BC - - Effective immediately, on August 21, 2020 the City has been able to resume water treatment plant operations and is moving back to Stage 2 Water Conservation measures. The City appreciates all residents’ efforts to conserve water over the past 48 hours and we ask that you remain diligent with your water conservation. August 19th saw two major events that significantly impacted our water supply. A water main leak in City lines in the Patten Dr area and a private commercial customer fire line break. This coupled with the consumption levels in the City necessitated the move to Stage 3. As construction at our water intake progresses, the City will likely see a move back to Stage 3 Water Conservation measures in the coming week.

The planned works occurring at our water intake must be done during approved environmental timing windows with our contractors moving as quickly as they can to reduce the amount of time we are required to utilize our groundwater wells as our primary water source and to minimize any impact on residents.

At this time, the City will remain on Stage 2 Water Restrictions. Water Conservation measures are mandatory as per City Bylaw 1806 Water Use and Conservation, which requires all residents of the City of Armstrong, Pleasant Valley and Round Prairie Specified Areas, Highland Park, Stardel, Silver Star and Lansdowne Water Districts and other residents of Spallumcheen receiving water from the City of Armstrong to be compliant with restrictions to watering habits.

During Stage 2, Restrictions, no person will:

i) use a sprinkler or irrigation system to water a lawn, garden, trees or shrubs; or

ii) wash driveways, sidewalks, parking lots or exterior building surfaces.

During Stage 2 a person may:

i) water trees, shrubs, flowers and vegetables if watering is done by hand, but only during the prescribed Stage 1 watering hours and days which are: a. an even numbered address may water on even days of the calendar and

b. an odd numbered address may water on odd days of the calendar

c. between the hours of 7 am to 11 am and 7 pm to 11 pm; and

ii) Water newly planted trees, shrubs, flowers and vegetables if watering by hand during installation and for the following 24 hours.

The City of Armstrong would like to thank residents for compliance with these measures. We are aware that these measures are an inconvenience and put a strain on your day to day activities and appreciate your patience while the City completes these important works.

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MEDIA CONTACT: Paul Carver, Public Works Manager

250-546-3023

Friday, 21 August 2020