Council approves implementation of year-round watering schedule

AIRDRIE, ALBERTA – At the Council meeting on Feb. 5, Council repealed Waterworks Bylaw No. B-30 and gave three readings to Waterworks Bylaw No. B-04, which includes a year-round watering schedule.

“This year we’ll be focusing on educating residents and businesses about water conservation and the watering schedule,” said Glenn Archer, Team Leader, Water Services. “We want to increase awareness about responsible water use to ensure Airdrie’s long-term water sustainability. An added bonus is that water conservation helps everyone save money on their water bills.”

With the new watering schedule, addresses ending in an even number (0,2,4,6,8) can water lawns, gardens, trees and shrubs on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday, while addresses ending in an odd number (1, 3, 5 ,7 ,9) can water Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday.

The new Bylaw also includes water restrictions that would only come into effect during a water shortage. Water shortages are classified into levels, which would trigger different types of restrictions. Residents and businesses would be notified through a variety of communication channels, such as social media, web and local media, if a level two or three Water Use Restriction was declared.

City of Airdrie Water Services department will be educating residents on water conservation throughout 2019. This education program will cover information about the watering schedule and restrictions and provide residents with water conservation tips.

To learn more about water conservation, upcoming education initiatives or to see the complete Bylaw, visit www.airdrie.ca/waterconservation

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Media contact:
Glenn Archer
Team Leader, Water Services
403-948-8800 ext 6371
glenn.archer@airdrie.ca

 

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