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Extreme Watering Restrictions in Effect Until September 30, 2017

Effective immediately watering will only be permitted on the following days:

EVEN ADDRESSES: Monday only
ODD ADDRESSES:  Saturday only

Watering times for residents are:

6:00am to 8:00am and 7:00pm to 10:00pm
AUTOMATIC SPRINKLERS: midnight to 4:00AM

WATERING IS NOT PERMITTED ON THE FOLLOWING DAYS: TUESDAY,WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY AND SUNDAY

NO WATERING EXEMPTIONS WILL BE ISSUED AT THIS TIME

Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations has asked that the residents of Merritt help conserve water with not only abiding by the watering restrictions put in place but that additional steps be taken for water conservation.

Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations has offered the following suggestions to help conserve water:

No washing of exterior buildings, windows, parking lots, driveways or sidewalks. No filling swimming pools, hot tubs or garden ponds and no washing of a vehicle unless it is done in a commercial car wash.

The Coldwater River has dropped below 0.440 cm or 4401/s causing the City of Merritt to increase watering restrictions. It has been forecasted that the Coldwater River will drop below rearing fish critical flows (400 litres/ second) within the next two weeks possibly as soon as next week.
 

The City of Merritt urges residents to adhere to these suggestions to help preserve our most precious resource.