SEKID was an active participant in updating the Kelowna Coordinated Drought Plan for 2016. All five major water utilities in the City have adopted the new drought plan. The original drought plan was developed by the Kelowna Joint Water Committee in 2010. This new plan improves on the original by providing more in-depth descriptions of specific actions needed in drought situations over a broader number of water uses.
For agricultural users there are no significant changes from the program for demand management that has been in effect at SEKID since 2001. For more information, go to Agricultural Metering Program. For SEKID residential and commercial users there are important changes to the sprinkling regulations that will come into effect in 2017. For more information on the new sprinkling regulations under Normal conditions follow this link to Residential Sprinkling.
Click on the image below to view a PDF version of the Kelowna Coordinated Drought Plan (2016):