Gateway Gazette

Town of Okotoks asking Residents and Businesses to Continue to be Water Wise

 

The continued hot, dry weather over the last several days has depleted Town reservoirs from normal, fully operational levels. High temperatures and high demand for outdoor water use is putting a strain on the water storage reservoirs. Water production demand is three times normal levels.

Residents and businesses are currently being asked to voluntarily reduce outdoor watering, and the Town is reminding all residents to strictly adhere to the Town’s watering schedule. Please ensure no outdoor watering occurs outside of approved watering days and times:

Odd numbered addresses may water lawns (Addresses ending in 1,3,5,7,9) Thursdays &/or Sundays

Even numbered addresses may water lawns (Addresses ending in 0,2,4,6,8) Wednesdays &/or Saturdays

Watering may occur only during the following hours: 6:00 am – 9:00 am &/or 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The Town’s water supplier, EPCOR, is working closely with the Town to monitor water levels. Let’s continue to be water smart over the coming weeks to ensure that our water reservoir levels remain stable.

Please be aware of your outdoor water consumption, as approximately 40% of summer water is utilized outdoors. In order to avoid further restrictions or an outdoor watering ban being imposed, it is extremely important that residents adhere to the scheduled watering days and times assigned to their specific address.

For further updates visit okotoks.ca/watering.

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