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Summer watering restrictions now in place

Summer watering restrictions now in place

During the warm summer months, increased demand for our water resources requires careful management.  

As we implement our annual watering restrictions until September 15, your commitment to conserving water is essential: residents with odd-numbered addresses water on odd days, and even-numbered addresses on even days.

Here's how you can make a splash while following the rules: 

  • Flexible watering: Use a handheld hose, can, or bucket at any time on your designated day. 
  • Morning sprinkling: Sprinklers are permitted from 5 a.m. to 10 a.m. on your designated watering day. 
  • Rain barrel rewards: Tap into your rain barrel any time – it saves energy, conserves water and keeps your garden lush!

Our water treatment systems are designed to handle peak demand, typically from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Reducing water use during these hours ensures reliable water reserves and maintains fire protection capabilities. 

Beyond saving water, smart watering practices protect Lake Ontario, our local water source. Minimizing runoff from sprinklers and hoses can help reduce pollutants entering the lake

Join us in creating a greener community with water-wise gardening tips.  From rain barrels to drought-tolerant plants, every drop counts towards a thriving landscape.

For a hands-on experience, visit our Water Conservation Garden at 1211 John Counter Blvd., or explore our online resources for inspiration.  

Need guidance? Contact our conservation team at 

Need to water outside your assigned days? Apply for an exemption permit online. Visit our Summer Water Use Restrictions page for details, savings tips, and an interactive guide to help you stay compliant while keeping your lawn and garden beautiful.