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Water restrictions put in place in Bobcaygeon

KAWARTHA LAKES-The City of Kawartha Lakes is advising Bobcaygeon residents on municipal services to implement water conservation practices.

According to the City, due to an increase in water consumption and in order to conserve the amount of water used, they are  implementing Phase One water restrictions in accordance with BY-LAW 2018-039 A By-Law to Regulate Water and Wastewater Services in Kawartha Lakes.

The municipality has the authority to implement water conservation measures when one or more of the following signs are observed and/or continue:

  • Well water levels are starting to drop below seasonal levels;
  • Pump running times are longer than normal;
  • Dry weather is predicted;
  • and/or water demand is higher than normal

Phase One water restrictions include:

  • A property with an odd-numbered municipal address shall water lawns, sports fields, grassy areas, trees, shrubs, gardens, flowers or other vegetation at that property on a day which is identified on the calendar with an odd number;
  • A property with an even-numbered municipal address shall water lawns, sports fields, grassy areas, trees, shrubs, gardens, flowers or other vegetation at that property on a day which is identified on the calendar with an even number;
  • Watering of lawns, sports fields, grassy areas, trees, shrubs, gardens, flowers or other vegetation shall only be watered between the hours of:
  1. Six o’clock (6am) in the morning and nine o’clock (9am) in the morning, or
  2. Seven o’clock (7pm) in the evening and ten o’clock (10pm) in the evening.

Please note that Phase One water restrictions are enforceable.

 

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