Customers of the Killiney Beach and Westshore Estates Water Systems in the North Westside Road area are being asked to limit their water use to domestic indoor household needs.
It’s recommended outdoor irrigation be voluntarily curtailed until further notice in order to conserve water within the system.
It’s a result of an ongoing power outage affecting about 1,500 customers in the area of Westside Road, following the high winds overnight that downed trees over a widespread area.
“Without electricity, there is no pumping capacity within the systems to replenish reservoirs. There is the possibility, should the power outage continue beyond this evening, that some customers may run out of water,” says a release from the Central Okanagan Regional District.
Regional District Environmental Services staff is monitoring reservoir levels within the community water systems.
More than 280 properties are serviced in the Killiney Beach subdivision and 265 properties in the Westshore Estates subdivision, which are located off Westside Road.