Watering restrictions in effect for Fernie area

Due to high temperatures and drought conditions, Fernie residents are asked to respect the watering restrictions now in place.

  • Aug. 13, 2015 6:00 a.m.

The City of Fernie is asking residents to be mindful of the watering restrictions that have been put into effect.

Due to extreme temperatures and drought conditions over the summer, the city has instituted the following watering restrictions in effect until further notice:

Residential lawn watering – Residents are asked to only water for one hour between the hours of 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. on the following days: Odd-numbered addresses on odd numbered calendar days; even-numbered addresses on even numbered calendar days.

Non-residential lawn watering – Business owners are asked to only water for one hour between the hours of 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. on the following days: Odd-numbered addresses on odd numbered calendar days; even-numbered addresses on even numbered calendar days.

There are no restrictions at this time on the following: flowers and vegetables, decorative planters, shrubs and trees or commercial flowers, decorative planters, shrubs, trees and vegetable gardens.

Hosing private and commercial outdoor impermeable surfaces (driveways, sidewalks) are not permitted other than for health and safety purposes or to prepare a surface for painting or similar treatment.

Residential care washing and boat washing are only permitted with a hose equipped with spring-loaded shut off.

The Fairy Creek water supply is feeling minor effects of ongoing high temperatures, said Dave Cockwell, director of operational services for the city.

“We felt it prudent to begin implementing watering restrictions in line with the province.”

The City of Fernie is urging residents to cooperate and adhere to these restrictions to reduce water consumption during peak summer months.

For more information on water usage and on conservation, please visit www.fernie.ca.

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