How the City Regulates Water Use in the Summer 
During the summer months, water usage typically goes up as pools are filled and sprinklers are turned on. The City’s outdoor water use by-law, By-law No. 2001-5542, goes into effect during the months of May, June, July and August to regulate external use of water.

External use of water is permitted on even calendar days for municipal addresses ending with numbers 0, 2, 4, 6 and 8. External water use is permitted on odd calendar dates for municipal addresses ending with numbers 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9.

Residents can also help conserve water by turning off taps when not in use, fixing leaking faucets, collecting water from troughs to water plants and gardens, and waiting to use dishwashers and washing machines until they’re full.

Outdoor recreational water use for small pools or children's sprinklers is allowed at all municipal addresses during those four months; however, a person MUST be present. This can be revoked during emergency periods to ensure adequate water pressure for safety and water supply.

We encourage users to be mindful of their needs and that of our community and above all stay hydrated, stay in the shade and stay safe.
Posted by Amanda Dyer On 6/7/2024 at 10:23 AM  

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