August 07, 2002
Stage 1 and Stage 2 water restrictions
The Stage 2 Outdoor Water Use Ban states no person shall use municipal water from a hose, pipe, sprinkler or permanent irrigation system for the purposes of watering lawns or gardens, washing vehicles, sidewalks or driveways, and filling or topping up swimming pools.
The Stage 1 Outdoor Water Use Advisory requests all persons refrain from using municipal water from a hose, pipe, sprinkler or permanent irrigation system for the purposes of watering lawns or gardens, washing vehicles, sidewalks or driveways, and filling or topping up swimming pools.
Exemptions to the current outdoor water ban and advisory apply to persons who own, operate or carry on the following operations or activities that rely on a steady supply and use of water:
- Commercial or industrial facilities utilizing timed irrigation systems will be permitted to operate between 12 a.m. and 6 p.m. on a once per week basis
- All-weather playing fields if failure to water will result in a permanent loss of plant material or public safety
- Washing exterior building surfaces, including windows, parking lots, driveways or sidewalks prior to application of a product such as paint, preservative, stucco, or preparation of a surface prior to paving or repointing of bricks, or if required by law to comply with health and safety regulations
- Commercial car washes or car dealerships
- During a Stage 1 Outdoor Water Use Advisory and a Stage 2 Outdoor Water Use Ban, public sector entities may operate public water play areas between the hours of 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
- Other uses as identified by the individual area municipalities
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