Gateway Gazette

Town of Black Diamond Fire and Water Notices

Fire Ban LIFTED

SoakIt_StirIt_Camp_6x4_CMYKFire Chief Campbell has lifted the Fire Ban in the Town of Black Diamond, as a result of the rain and snow received, and the expected rain to come over the next week.

The water restrictions remain in effect.

Water Restrictions – Level 2

water dropThe current dry conditions are depleting the raw water reservoir contents, causing a need to reduce the demand on the available volumes of water. At this time, the Town of Black Diamond has declared a Level 2 water restriction in order to provide the necessary reduction in water use. Level 2 restrictions are outlined here, and more fully detailed in Bylaw 14-14 (link below) Water Use and Conservation Bylaw.

Level II – Mandatory Conservation Watering Schedule

All outdoor water use including watering lawns, washing vehicles, sidewalks, pads,
exteriors of building, filling of hot tubs/Jacuzzis, recreational use of sprinklers and like water toys, is restricted to the following schedule:

ODD AND EVEN WATERING DAYS: Using the last number of your address (odd or even) determines which days you are permitted outdoor water use:

ODD: numbered addresses may use water for these purposes Thursdays and Sundays

EVEN: numbered addresses may use water for these purposes Wednesday and Saturdays

WATERING: may occur only on such permitted days during the following hours:

  • 6:00 am – 9:00 am; and
  • 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Flowerbeds and vegetable gardens may be watered by hand, during prescribed times, using a watering can or a hose with a nozzle trigger shut off to restrict water flow.

Requests for site and condition specific irrigation scheduling for commercial or industrial operations using a metered irrigation system may be approved in writing by the CAO.

Requests for water conservation exemption permit for newly seeded lawns or freshly planted sod may be applied for at the Municipal Office.

Commonly Requested Bylaws (Bylaw 14-14)

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