Friday, July 15, 2022 - 3:45 PM

​Regional Water Conservation Order in Effect

With this summer’s warm and dry weather, residents are reminded to limit their use of water outdoors to protect the water supply. The regional water supply servicing the municipalities of St. John’s, Paradise, Mount Pearl, and Portugal Cove-St. Philip's is experiencing a higher than usual demand.

The public are reminded of the Water Conservation Order, in place permanently since 2002, to promote wise water use in the region. Residents are asked to follow the Order so water demand can be addressed before it reaches a critical point and further actions are needed.

Under the Order, lawn watering is only permitted at the following times:

  • EVEN street numbers, between 6 and 8 a.m., and 8 and 10 p.m., Tuesdays and Saturdays
  • ODD street numbers, between 6 and 8 a.m., and 8 and 10 p.m., Thursdays and Sundays
  • Hand watering of lawns and gardens is permitted at any time. Residents with a new lawn may water it between 6 and 8 a.m., and 8 and 10 p.m. every day for a period of 60 days following installation.
  • Residents can wash cars or windows provided it is done with a hose with a shut-off nozzle.

All municipalities will be actively enforcing the Water Conservation Order and the cooperation of all residents is appreciated.