Water Restrictions

The summer water restrictions are now over and Penticton has returned to normal operations. Seasonal water restrictions will resume on May 1, 2024.

Water Restriction Stages

Water conservation measures are an important step to ensure we can keep up with our community's demand for clean drinking water as well as requirements for irrigation and commercial use.  Restrictions vary depending on the current water restriction stage. These stages are: 1 (Normal), 2, 3 and 4.

Penticton is in Stage 1 Normal water restrictions from May 1 - August 31 every year in response to increased outdoor water use and warmer, drier spring and summer months. View further information below. 

For tips and more information about conserving water, visit our Water Conservation page.

Watering Methods and Definitions

Restriction Exceptions

Okanagan Drought Information

Visit the Okanagan Basin Water Board for updated drought bulletins and regional information.