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Domestic Water Conservation Plan

June 13, 2016

Domestic Water Conservation Plan  

Water conservation applies to ALL domestic uses of water in the Town of Holyrood.  As a Town we want to promote the wise use of our water supply systems. Town water is treated water and to provide this potable water it costs a large sum of tax dollars to meet provincial water resource guidelines.

The Town asks for your full cooperation to conserve water.


If you have an in ground or above ground pool and plan on filling with Town water, you are required to contact the Town Office for a permit and staff can coordinate appropriate times for you to avail of our water. Please let us know the number of litres you will require. For a large quantity of water, we will require several days to complete the filling at a maximum number of hours per day. Pools are not permitted to be filled from hydrant and fire department vehicles

COST: $50.00 for first 4546 Liters. Additional $15.00 per 4546 Liters.


Watering of lawns with a sprinkler system is restricted to the hours of:                                                                                                6:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

TWO days per week, in accordance with the following schedule:

·       Even civic numbers on Wednesday and Saturday

·       Odd civic numbers on Thursday and Sunday


New Lawns New lawns and landscaping are exempt from the lawn watering restrictions for a period of 60 days following installation and plantation; however, watering is designated to specific times of 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. (Please call Town Office to register your new lawn)

Hand watering of trees, shrubs, flowers and vegetable gardens with a water can or hose with an automatic shutoff nozzle is permitted at any time.


Commercial bus business washing of busses are exempt from this Plan


Can my children use water toys – i.e. waterslides, slip –n- slides water sprinklers?

Yes – But water should not be left running when children are not using these toys.

Can I wash my car?

Yes – Residential washing of cars is permitted with the use of a hose with an automatic shutoff nozzle.

Can I wash my driveway or parking lot?

No – Washing of paved driveway or parking lot is prohibited.

Can I have a Car Wash Fundraiser?

Yes – Car washes for fund-raising are permitted with the use of an automatic shutoff nozzle. Please note that a car wash permit (no fee) is required from the Town. Free flowing car washes, even for the purposes of fundraising, are not permitted. Automatic shutoff nozzles are required to be utilized at all times.

Can I wash my siding and windows?

Yes – siding and window washing is permitted with the use of an automatic shutoff nozzle.

  • When washing dishes by hand, don’t let the water run while rinsing. Fill one sink with wash water and the other with rinse water.
  • Adjust sprinklers so only your lawn is watered and not the house, driveway, or road.
  • Run your clothes washer and dishwasher only when they are full. You can save up to 1,000 liters a month.
  • For cold drinks keep a pitcher of water in the refrigerator instead of running the tap. This way, every drop goes down you and not the drain.
  • Wash your fruits and vegetables in a pan of water instead of running water from the tap. Then collect the water you use for rinsing fruits and vegetables, reuse it to water houseplants.
  • We’re more likely to notice leaks indoors, but don’t forget to check outdoor faucets, sprinklers and hoses for leaks.
  • Shorten your shower by a minute or two and you’ll save up to 150 liters per month.
  • Adjust your lawn mower to a higher setting. A taller lawn shades roots and holds soil moisture better than if it is closely clipped.
  • When running a bath, plug the tub before turning the water on, and then adjust the temperature as the tub fills up.
  • Collect water from your roof to water your garden.
·       Please suggest other water conservation tips that you may already practice: email your tip to info@townofholyrood.com