Water Conservation

On Feb. 4, Council repealed Waterworks Bylaw No. B-30/2016 and gave three readings to Waterworks Bylaw No. B-04/2019. A notable addition in the new Bylaw is the inclusion of a year-round 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 from 6 to 9 a.m., 7 to 10 p.m. for hose connected sprinklers or from 1 to 4 a.m. for automated irrigation systems, Addresses ending in an odd number (1,3,5,7,9) can water Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday from 6 to 9 a.m., 7 to 10 p.m. for hose connected sprinklers or from 1 to 4 a.m. for automated irrigation systems (see schedule by clicking on Wade below)

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 and web, if a level two or three Water Use Restriction was declared.

See the full Bylaw here.

 

Click on Wade to see the new watering schedule

 

Why should we conserve water?

The City of Airdrie is one of over 10 municipalities that rely on the Bow and Elbow rivers for their water supply. These rivers supply drinking water, provide habitats for plant and aquatic life and are also vital for agriculture, recreation, tourism and industry. With so much depending on these rivers, it is important that we manage our water consumption to ensure long-term sustainability for all water users. Conserving water also reduces your water thus saving you money!

Take a look at the quick links at the top right for tips on how you can reduce your water use and save money on your water bill!

 

 

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