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Water Conservation

WATER REGULATIONS

A notice will also be sent in the mail with your utility bill.

EFFECTIVE PERIOD –
Watering regulations will be in effect from May 15 to September 30 of each year

WHO CAN WATER WHEN? – (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.

Use this form to register automated sprinkler systems or new lawns or phone the office at 250-674-2257.

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 handheld container is permitted at any time.

WATER CONSERVATION – How can I conserve water for outside?
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.
  • Eliminate leaks. A single 1/32” diameter leak on a hose or outdoor faucet can waste more than 6,000 gallons of water in a year
  • Install a rain barrel for indoor and outdoor use
  • To avoid evaporation, water during the early morning hours
  • Water the soil, not the leaves and don’t overwater.
  • Mow high. Keeping your grass at the upper recommended limit (about 2 inches for most species) will help shade the soil and prevent excessive evaporation.

WATER CONSERVATION – How can I conserve water for inside?

  • Regularly check your toilets, faucets, and pipes for leaks.
  • Turn off the faucet when brushing your teeth or shaving.
  • Install a faucet aerator on your kitchen and bathroom sinks.
  • Rinse dishes, vegetables, and fruits in a partially filled basin rather than under running water.
  • Replace your shower head with a water efficient, low-flow shower head or take 5-minute showers
  • Install low-flow or dual-flush toilets.
  • Wash only full loads in the dishwasher and washing machine.
  • Keep a jug of water for drinking in the fridge to avoid running the tap until the water gets cold.

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