The Public Works and By-law Enforcement Departments are kindly requesting that residents reduce outdoor water consumption until further notice. The lack of precipitation has resulted in a substantial increase on demand for water from our water treatment plant (double the usual amount). It is vital that residents strictly adhere to the Lawn Watering By-law (By-law 19-2002) to ensure that the water tower has enough reserve for normal operations and to provide fire protection services for the community.
Should the current water use levels remain, the Town will have to consider further restrictions.
The By-law Department will be increasing enforcement on those who are in violation. The fine for violating the by-law is $55.00.
By-law 19-2002 regulates the consumption and use of water from May 1st to September 30th. The following regulations apply:
- No person using the Town of Carleton Place water supply system shall water from more than one connection
- Residents occupying an even-numbered address may water on even-numbered calendar days only
- Residents occupying an odd-numbered address may water on odd-numbered calendar days only
- Watering is allowed only between the hours of 5:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m., and between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 11 p.m.
Should you have any questions regarding the Lawn Watering By-law please contact the By-law Department at 613-257-5688.