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City of Charlottetown - Summer Water Use Restrictions

The City of Charlottetown Council has passed a resolution to amend the Water and Sewer Utility rules and regulations from voluntary compliance with water use guidelines to mandatory restrictions with a penalty, if needed, for those who don't comply. The amendments were made because sustaining and protecting the City's water is a high priority for Council.

Seasonal Water Use Restriction are in effect

The rules and regulations have been amended to read:

3.11 Improper Use or Waste of Water

No customer shall permit the improper use or waste of water, which includes but is not limited to water use that conflicts with the "Seasonal Water Conservation Restrictions" attached to these Rules and Regulations. No customer shall sell or give water to any person except upon such conditions and for such purposes as may be approved in writing by the Utility.

3.11.1 Water Shortage Measures

No customer shall permit the use of water that conflicts with the Water Shortage Restrictions attached to these Rules and Regulations, and which will be implemented at the discretion of the Water and Sewer Utility Corporation.

Seasonal Water Use Restrictions (Effective June 1 - September 30)

Lawn watering (hose or sprinkler)
New sod is exempt from restrictions for first 30 days
after it is laid
5am - 10am OR 7pm - 1am
(max 2 hours per day)
Spot watering for gardens/ hanging baskets Anytime
Filling or topping up swimming pools or hot tubs Anytime
Hosing hard surfaces (sidewalks, driveways) Prohibited at all times
Car washing Anytime
Kiddie pools/water toys Anytime

 

 

Water Shortage Restrictions (Implemented at the discretion of the Charlottetown Water & Sewer Utility Corporation)

Lawn watering (hose or sprinkler)
New sod is exempt from restrictions for first 30 days
after it is laid
Prohibited
Spot watering for gardens/ hanging baskets Anytime
Filling or topping up swimming pools or hot tubs Prohibited
Hosing hard surfaces (sidewalks, driveways) Prohibited at all times
Car washing Once per week
Kiddie pools/water toys Anytime

Watering Instructions for New Sod

  1. On the day the sod is laid, water it thoroughly in the evening between 7 p.m. and 1 a.m. Stop watering once the water begins to run off. New sod needs frequent, light watering to help establish the root system.
  2. On Day 2, water again in the morning (during watering hours only).
  3. On the morning of Day 3, lift a corner of the sod to see if it is still moist underneath. If moist, wait until the evening water hours to water again. If dry, water during morning watering hours.
  4. For the next few days, water only once a day in the morning during watering hours to encourage deep root growth.
  5. For the next two weeks, water only as needed in the morning depending on the weather and watering restrictions.
  6. After three weeks, the sod should be established. Deep water once a week during watering hours only.
  7. Comply with "Seasonal Water Restrictions" or "Water Shortage Restrictions".

For more information on conserving water visit Be Water Friendly

 

Thursday, Jul 31, 2014
Water Conservation
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