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Water Ban in Effect

August 22, 2019

PUBLIC NOTICE: Town Water Ban In Effect
Please be advised that over the past few weeks, the town has been experiencing an excessive demand of extra water usage far exceeding normal domestic usage creating a situation where our domestic water level has significantly dropped.
In an attempt to identify this problem, staff have been reviewing all infrastructure for leaks and monitoring the outside use of water.
In order for the Town to maintain adequate domestic water for residents and business, Council raised the level of concern and implemented a full water ban on August 12.
The water ban stipulates:
• No filling up of swimming pools no matter what size
• No watering of existing lawns
• No watering of trees, shrubs, flowers and gardens
• No washing of vehicles
• No use of water toys, waterslides and water sprinklers
• No washing of paved driveways
• No washing of siding and windows
• No watering of new lawns and plantation
Over the past week, staff have been determining there are numerous incidents of residents running water hoses at night. This is contrary to the water ban, and the enforcement division are now monitoring at night.
Staff will continue to monitor water levels and decisions will be made accordingly, however a water ban is in place until further notice.
Please conserve water and keep water usage to domestic needs.
The town thanks all residents and businesses who are in compliance and encourages all residents to consider the seriousness of water conservation. If you notice any water build-up around your property or hear running water, please notify the Town Office by calling 229-7252
We apologize for any inconvenience this disruption may cause.