2017 Water Regulation & Conservation Measures

Stefanie Poisson

EFFECTIVE PERIOD – Watering regulations will be in effect from May 15th to September 30th, 2017.

WATERING HOURS – (ODD/EVEN NUMBER SYSTEM) – Limit watering activity to odd or even numbered days depending on where you live in the community as follows:

  • The properties with even house numbers are allowed to water on even numbered days (e.g. July 2, 4, 6, etc.)
  • The properties with odd house numbers are allowed to water on odd numbered days (e.g. July 1, 3, 5, etc.).

WATERING HOURS – Watering hours are between 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Watering is not allowed between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Watering between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 6:00 a.m. is restricted to automatic systems controlled by a timer and must comply with the following:

  • Properties with even numbered houses are allowed to water on even numbered days; and
  • Properties with odd numbered houses are allowed to water on odd numbered days.
  • Owners with automated sprinkler systems, must register (annually) at the District office for permission to water between 12:00 midnight to 6:00 a.m.
  • Residents with new lawns must register with the District Office for permission to water daily until the new lawn grows long enough to be cut. After the first cut the resident must revert to regular sprinkling regulations.

OTHER WATER USES – All hoses used outdoors should be equipped with a working spring-loaded shut-off device.  Hand watering of plants and hand washing of vehicles used with a spring loaded shut off nozzle or a hand held container is permitted at any time.

WATER CONSERVATION – Water customers are encouraged to practice water conservation and some tips are as follows:

  • Use a broom, rather than a hose to clean driveways and walkways.
  • Consider plants species that require less water and don’t over water your lawn.
  • Ensure sprinklers are set so that only lawn and gardens are being watered not the roadway.
  • Consider using timed sprinklers – can be purchased at the local hardware stores.

As a property owner you are responsible to ensure that these regulations are respected by all occupants of the house.

 

 

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