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Three Stages of Water Restrictions

The Strathcona Regional District is currently on Stage 1 of water restrictions.

Stage 1 water restrictions is now in effect for all of Northern Electoral Area D Water Service Area

Stage 1 Water Restrictions

1.       During Stage 1 water use restrictions the following provisions apply:

(a)      A person may only use a sprinkler to water a lawn growing on a property with:

(i) an even numbered address, between 12:00 midnight and 7:00 a.m. and between 7:00 p.m. and 12:00 midnight on an even numbered day.  They may not use a sprinkler to water the lawn on any other day or time; and

(ii) an odd numbered address, between 12:00 midnight and 7:00 a.m. and between 7:00 p.m. and 12:00 midnight on an odd numbered day. They may not use a sprinkler to water the lawn on any other day or time.

(b)     A person may

(i) water trees, shrubs, flowers, and vegetables on any day with a sprinkler during the prescribed hours for Stage 1 lawn watering and on any day at any time if watering is done by hand held container or a hand held hose equipped with an automatic shut-off nozzle;

(ii) water newly planted trees, shrubs, flowers and vegetables by any method during installation and for the following 24 hours;

(iii) use micro-irrigation or drip-irrigation systems to water trees, shrubs, flowers, and vegetables at any time on any day;

(iv) upon issuance of a permit as per Appendix B, water new sod on installation and during the first 21 days after installation, and water newly seeded lawns until growth is established or for 49 days after installation, whichever is less, with a sprinkler but only during the prescribed stage 1 lawn watering hours, and at any time if watering is done by a hand held hose equipped with an automatic shut-off nozzle;

(v) water all-weather playing fields at any time if failure to do so will result in a permanent loss of plant material; and,

(vi) wash a vehicle with water using a hand held container or hand held hose equipped with an automatic shut-off nozzle and at car dealerships or commercial car washes.

2.        As exceptions to the Stage 1 restrictions:

(a) owners or occupiers of property who, by reason of physical or mental incapacity, and where such incapacity has been documented by a medical practitioner, are unable to water their property within the restricted days and times, may water their property every second day for a maximum of 4 hours per day;

(b) nurseries, farms, turf farms, and tree farms are exempted from the restrictions;

(c) local governments are exempted from the restrictions.