August 2, 2007
Residents are encouraged to get more information through website, water hotline and email
A Stage 2 Mandatory Outdoor Water 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.
Residents can be fined up to $5,000 for outdoor watering in accordance with local municipal bylaws.
The remainder of York Region remains under a voluntary Stage 1 Outdoor Water Use Advisory, which requests residents to limit their outdoor water usage in accordance with their local watering bylaw. The Region is particularly stressing the need for voluntary water conservation in the remaining communities of
York Region thanks residents for their support and conservation efforts to date. Despite these efforts, the persistent hot, dry weather experienced across greater
Residents with questions about the Stage 2 Water Ban in
· Contact the Water Conservation Hotline at 1-877-464-9675, ext. 5298 (Staffed during long weekend)
· Email firstname.lastname@example.org
York Region has answered more than 700 phone calls and emails to date and appreciates the interest and feedback that has been provided by residents.
Through co-operation, it is hoped that York Region will be able to remove the Stage 2 Mandatory Outdoor Water Use Ban in the Town of
For more information on municipal water-use by-laws or enforcement of these rules, residents are asked to contact their local municipality.
For more information on The Regional Municipality of York, please visit www.york.ca
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