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Water Conservation

The Town always suggests that residents practice basic water conservation methods.  This has the benefit of keeping your water & sewer utility bill low as well as benefitting the environment.

Water ConservationGeneral Tips
  • Ensure your taps are tightened and there are no leaks inside or outside the home.
  • Only operate outdoor water features when you are there to enjoy them.
  • Consider drip or trickle irrigation systems.
  • Use low rise sprinkler heads.
  • Clean driveways with a broom, instead of a hose or pressure washer.
  • Turn off your tap while you brush your teeth.
Lawn Tips
  • Install a rain barrel to use for watering plants or gardens
  • Water in the very early mornings or late evenings and avoid watering during the middle of the day when temperatures are highest.
  • Take note of how much rainfall you have received in the past week.
  • Water in the early morning to reduce evaporation.
  • Water on calm days to prevent wind drift.
  • Avoid watering hard surfaces.
  • Check your hose for leaks or blockages.
  • Choose an efficient irrigation system.
  • Don’t water your lawn excessively. It can promote the growth of fungus and cause your lawn to yellow.
  • Don’t cut grass shorter than 6-8cm to ensure roots are well shaded.
  • Aerate your lawn once a year in the early spring or fall.
  • Apply nitrogen fertilizer to promote a healthy thick lawn.
  • Established lawns generally require about 2.5cm (1 inch) of water per week to thrive. If this amount of rainfall is provided your lawn will thrive without supplemental watering.
Shrubs & Flower Garden Tips
  • Direct water to the root system.
  • Apply a layer of mulch about 5-7.5cm deep to retain moisture, moderate soil temperature, control erosion and suppress weeds.
  • Use a soaker hose based at the base rather than a sprinkler.
  • Grass under trees competes with tree’s roots for water. Remove grass and place a layer of mulch which helps retain water.

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