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Water Restrictions

WATER RESTRICTIONS:


Effective August 11, 2015 8PM Stage 2 Water Restrictions are in effect.

In short, Stage 2 Water Restrictions are:

Even numbered addresses (addresses ending with 0,2,4,6,8) with automatic sprinklers may only water Saturdays and Tuesdays (midnight - 6AM)
Odd numbered addresses (addresses ending with 1,3,5,7,9) with automatic sprinklers may only water Sundays and Wednesdays (midnight - 6AM)
Manual watering (including outside taps) only 6AM - 11AM or 6PM - midnight on the days specified above

Note: Please do not increase the duration of watering during the two watering days. Your grass may turn brown, but it's very resilient and will come back in the spring.

For more information please see details below or refer to the bylaw link:
Water Restrictions Bylaw 1688

OUTDOOR WATER USE RESTRICTION STAGES

1. STAGE 1 – ALTERNATE DAYS WATERING

If the Director of Operations gives notice that, in accordance with a Council resolution, a reduction in water use is necessary requiring Stage 1 restrictions, the following shall apply:

  • (a) Days of Watering: Sprinkling is only permitted at residential, commercial and other non-agricultural properties as follows:

    • Even numbered addresses: Watering is only permitted on Even Calendar Days (2, 4, 6, 8, etc) Automatic sprinklers midnight to 6AM
    • Odd numbered addresses: Watering is only permitted on Odd Calendar Days (3, 5, 7, 9, etc) Automatic sprinklers midnight to 6AM

  • (b) Automatically Controlled Underground Sprinkling Systems (Residential and Commercial):

    • Properties equipped with an automated time clock sprinkler system may only sprinkle between the hours of 12:00 midnight to 6:00 a.m. on the days permitted by the sprinkling regulations as described above.

  • (c) Manually Controlled Sprinklers (Residential and Commercial): Properties equipped with only manually controlled sprinkling systems, including those attached to outside taps, may only operate from
    • 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
    • 6:00 p.m. to midnight on the days permitted by the sprinkling regulations as described above.

  • (d) Sprinkling is NOT permitted between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. during any day at any time of the year.
    • Only one ˝” (9mm) diameter outlet (outside tap) may be used at one time for sprinkling, and further, it is not permissible to use an open pipe or hose for irrigating purposes. Under certain situations, such as drought conditions, protection of works and the efficiency of the system as a whole, and whereby determined by the District, additional stages for regulations may be imposed, and are in effect until determined by Council.

2. STAGE 2 – TWICE A WEEK WATERING

If the Director of Operations gives notice that, in accordance with a Council resolution, a reduction in water use is necessary requiring stage 2 restrictions, the following shall apply:

  • (a) Days of Watering: Sprinkling is only permitted at residential, commercial and other non-agricultural properties as follows:
    • Even numbered addresses: Watering is only permitted on Saturdays and Tuesdays 6-11AM and 6PM to midnight
    • Odd numbered addresses: Watering is only permitted on Sundays and Wednesdays 6-11AM and 6PM to midnight
  • (b) Automatically Controlled Underground Sprinkling Systems (Residential and Commercial):
    • Properties equipped with an automated time clock sprinkler system may only sprinkle between the hours of 12:00 midnight to 6:00 a.m. on the days permitted by the sprinkling regulations as described above.
  • (c) Manually Controlled Sprinklers (Residential and Commercial):
    • Properties equipped with only manually controlled sprinkling systems, including those attached to outside taps, may only operate from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and from 6:00 p.m. to midnight on the days permitted by the sprinkling regulations as described above.

3. STAGE 3 – ONCE A WEEK WATERING

If the Director of Operations gives notice that, in accordance with a Council resolution, a reduction in water use is necessary requiring stage 3 restrictions, the following shall apply:

  • (a) Days of Watering:
    • Sprinkling is only permitted at residential, commercial and other non-agricultural properties as follows:
      • Even numbered addresses: Watering is only permitted on Saturdays
      • Odd numbered addresses: Watering is only permitted on Sundays

  • (b) Automatically Controlled Underground Sprinkling Systems (Residential and Commercial):
      Properties equipped with an automated time clock sprinkler system may only sprinkle between the hours of 12:00 midnight to 6:00 a.m. on the day permitted by the sprinkling regulations as described above.

  • (c) Manually Controlled Sprinklers (Residential and Commercial):

      Properties equipped with only manually controlled sprinkling systems, including those attached to outside taps, may only operate from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. on the day permitted by the sprinkling regulations as described above.

  • (d) No person shall: -
    • fill a swimming pool, hot tub, garden pond or decorative fountain at any time; or -
    • wash a vehicle or a boat with water

    4. STAGE 4 – NO OUTDOOR WATERING

    If the Director of Operations gives notice that, in accordance with a Council resolution, a reduction in water use is necessary requiring Stage 4 restrictions, the following shall apply:

      a) No person shall use water outdoors for any purpose.
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