Regional Water Updates

Regional Water Updates – 2017

Summary of the Proposed:

  • Regional Water Use Regulation & Conservation Bylaw
  • Regional Water Conservation Strategy
  • Cross Connection Control Bylaw

The Regional District is currently creating a district-wide Regional Water Use Regulation and Conservation Bylaw, Cross Connection Control Bylaw and Regional Water Conservation Strategy specific for the Okanagan-Similkameen.

The documents are intended to unify water use standards, conservation strategies and cross connection control within the Regional District owned and operated water systems.

These documents  are focusing on water conservation/efficiency and sustainable water management, integration of extreme weather (e.g. drought and flooding) management recommendations, inclusion of climate change and consistent interpretation of the appropriate regulations.

The Regional District is hosting six summary Information Meetings to inform and educate the Regional District Users on the proposed bylaws and strategy.

The meetings for each area are as follows:

Water SystemsDate and TimeLocation of Meeting
Naramata Water UsersTuesday, October 17
   6:30 pm – 8 pm
Naramata Community Church

Sun Valley Water Users


Willowbrook Water Users

Thursday, October 19
   6:30 pm – 8 pm
Okanagan Falls Club Room
Olalla Water Users

Monday, October 23

   6:30 pm – 8 pm

Keremeos Elks Lodge

Gallagher Lake Water Users


Loose Bay Water Users

Tuesday, October 24
   6:30 pm – 8 pm

Oliver Community Centre-

Meeting Room 1

Faulder Water UsersWednesday, October 25
   6:30 pm – 8 pm
Summerland Okanagan Regional Library
West Bench Water UsersThursday, October 26
   6:30 pm – 8 pm

RDOS Office


Please Note: Sage Mesa Water Users have been invited to the Thursday, October 26, 2017 meeting as an informational opportunity. Sage Mesa Water is operated, but not owned, by the Regional District and as such the bylaws and strategy will not apply to Sage Mesa Water Users. However, the material being presented will be informative of good standard practices and may be of interest to the Sage Mesa Residents.

Below is the information that will be presented at the Information Meetings for those Regional District Water Users who are unable to attend a meeting or would like to review the material prior to arrival.

Overview of the Regional Water Use Regulation and Conservation Bylaw Project October 2017

Overview of the Cross Connection Control Bylaw October 2017 

 Overview of the Regional Water Conservation Strategy

Should you have questions or comments please fill out the survey below and hand it in at the Information Meeting or email it to prior to November 3, 2017.

Fillable copies of the survey will be available for residents at the meetings.

 Feedback Survey

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