Make Water Work

How it works, how we make water work, and what you need to know.

Water Conservation

The City of Armstrong empowers the community to work together to conserve water through a variety of measures including year-round water conservation restrictions, as well as its community-wide participation in the Okanagan Basin Water Boards’ Make Water Work campaign. 

The City of Armstrong adopted a Water Conservation Plan aimed at reducing water consumption and demand. This plan will help achieve climate action and environmental initiatives and reduce long-term costs through deferral of infrastructure improvements. A key component of the plan is water metering. 

Are you using your water productively? Please review the attached “Performance Review” to obtain tips on how to make your water more productive.

Watering Conservation Restrictions

Even-numbered addresses water on even days; Odd-numbered addresses water on odd days.

– Water Systems: between 6 a.m. – 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. – midnight
– In-ground auto systems: between midnight – 5 a.m.
– By hand (handheld container or hose with a shut off): any day at any time

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In late 2020 the City of Armstrong completed a major upgrade to our drinking water system at our Fortune Creek water intake. This new system was placed into service early in 2021 and marked a substantial improvement in our ability to filter our drinking water before it enters our water treatment plant. In past years it was common to take our Fortune Creek water source offline during the spring freshet when turbidity levels got too high.  This necessitated the City to rely entirely on our two groundwater sources to serve our community. The result of which was to implement Stage 2 water restrictions. The new system is a welcomed addition to our infrastructure as it has prevented the initiation of Stage 2 water restrictions in 2021.

Fortune Creek Source Water Assessment and Protection Report, 2030 and Beyond

Make Water Work

The City of Armstrong is a passionate participant in the Make Water Work campaign. We have been crowned the Make Water Work Champion in 2015, 2017, 2018 & 2020.

Did you know?

– There is LESS water available per person in the Okanagan than anywhere else in Canada.
– The Okanagan has one of the highest rates of water use per person in Canada.
– 24% of ALL water used in the Okanagan is used on our household lawns and gardens.

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