Water Conservation

Level II Mandatory Water Restriction

Effective as of 1:00pm on Friday, May 6, 2016, Turner Valley is under a mandatory water restriction. The following watering schedule must be followed until further notice.

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 HOURS: watering is permitted on the above days during the following hours only:

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

Flowerbeds and vegetable gardens may be watered by hand, during the prescribed times, using a watering can or 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.

For more information, please see the Water Conservation Schedule.

Rain Barrels

To further conserve water, residents are encouraged to invest in rain barrels with hose attachments to water lawns and gardens, and consider the water saving tips below. Rain barrels and rain totes are available for purchase through the municipal office with pick-up at the Foothills Recycling Centre during regular hours.

Cost Saving

For great cost-saving tips, check out Environment Canada’s Individual Action – Conserving Water in the Home, Community and at Work page where you can also calculate your average personal water use.

Xeriscaping 

Xeriscaped Gardens are another way to reduce the need for excessive watering and fertilizers. Xeriscaping also works to improve soil quality, reduce pests and create effective habitats.

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