August 2, 2012
WATER CONSERVATION MEASURES
The City of Nelson would like to remind residents to conserve water and is asking residents to:
- Water every other day only. Premises with "even" numbered civic addresses may sprinkle on "even" numbered days (ie: 2nd, 4th, 6th etc) and premises with "odd" numbered civic addresses may sprinkle on "odd" numbered days (ie: 1st, 3rd, 5th etc).
- Water in the early morning, before 10:00 am, or early evening, after 6:00 pm.
- Premises with underground sprinklers should have the system checked for leaks and the timer set to only give the lawn about one hour worth of water each week.
- Ensure that water does not over-spray onto sidewalks, driveways or roads.
Did you know that lawns require only 3 cm of water, equal to about an hour of sprinkling, per week?
Water conservation tips and video's are available to view on the City of Nelson's website at this link. During the summer season, daily residential water use is 50% more than winter season consumption primarily because of lawn and garden watering, and car washing. Excessive water use during summer months draws down the reservoir level reducing storage capacity. Storage is required for firefighting purposes and for backup supply.
The City of Nelson thanks "Water Smart" residents for their cooperation.
For more information, please contact: