Northern Rockies Regional Municipality

Watering Restrictions

Providing clean water to the community is one of the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality's biggest expense. Due mostly to outdoor watering and vehicle washing, this expense doubles in the summer months. In an effort to combat such over consumption, Regional Council maintains a Water Use Restrictions Bylaw (No. #78, 2012). In accordance with this bylaw:

  • Houses with even numbered street addresses can water (lawns/gardens etc) on even numbered calendar days.
  • Houses with odd numbered street addresses can water (lawns/gardens etc) on odd numbered calendar days.
  • Permitted watering can only occur between the hours of 7:00 am and 11:00 am, and 7:00 pm and 11:00 pm.

These restrictions are actively enforced - Associated bylaws fines range from $100 - $500.

EXCEPTIONS to Water Restrictions include:

  • Newly planted trees, shrubs, flowers and vegetables can be watered during installation and for the following 24 hour period.
  • New sod or newly seeded lawn can be watered during the first 7 days after installation on any day – but ONLY during the prescribed watering hours, being 7 am and 11 am, and 7 pm and 11 pm.

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