Monday, July 24, 2017 - 1:30 PM

Conserve and Protect Our Water

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Every bit of water we drink must be treated, and as that costs money we are all responsible to use water efficiently.

Since 2002 a Water Conservation Order has been in place to ensure wise water use, especially during the summer when outdoor water consumption increases.

When can I use a sprinkler on my lawn?
Even house number
Tuesdays and Saturdays
6 to 8 a.m. and 8 to 10 p.m.

Odd house number
Thursdays and Sundays
6 to 8 a.m. and 8 to 10 p.m.

When can I use a hose with a shut-off nozzle?
You can water your garden, wash your vehicle or clean your siding or windows ANYTIME as long as you use a hose with a shut-off nozzle.

When can I water my new lawn?
Once you register with the City by calling Access St. John’s at 311 or 754-CITY (2489), you will be able to water your new lawn between 6 and 8 a.m. and 8 and 10 p.m. every day for 60 days after the installation of your new lawn.

What can I do if I notice someone disobeying the Water Conservation order?
Sometimes people forget about the Conservation Order, especially when there is no water ban in place. Remind your neighbours about the correct times for watering the lawn, or let us know by calling Access St. John’s at 311 or 754-CITY (2489), and we'll send our enforcement officers to check it out.