New Outside Water Use Restrictions - Mt. Elgin Water System
7/6/2020 2:39:57 PM
Effective immediately, the County of Oxford is implementing additional outside water use restrictions. Water usage in the Mt. Elgin Water System has reached a level that threatens water system reserves. Outdoor water use must be limited to ensure water is available for domestic use.
By-law #4193-2002 regulates the external use of water for customers on the municipal system. Sections 5 and 6 of this By-law allow emergency or system maintenance regulations to be made. The following restrictions are in effect until further notice.
Customers are allowed to use a sprinkler to water lawns or gardens between 6-9 am and 6-9 pm one day per week according to the last digit of their municipal street address:
0 or 1 - outside water use allowed on Mondays
2 or 3 - outside water use allowed on Tuesdays
4 or 5 - outside water use allowed on Wednesdays
6 or 7 - outside water use allowed on Thursdays
8 or 9 - outside water use allowed on Fridays
Automatic sprinklers must be reset for the corresponding night for up to 4 hours between midnight and 6am. Hand watering of flower pots, vegetable gardens and trees during your normal odd/even day and times is acceptable. Hoses may not be left unattended.
Violators will be issued a verbal warning or written warning if no one is home on their 1st offence. If a 2nd offence occurs the water pressure to the property may be reduced and a $75 charge will be applied to have the pressure returned to normal. Other charges may apply according to By-Law #4193-2002. If these restrictions are not successful in reducing water use a complete watering ban may be imposed.
If you require further information contact the County Public Works office at 539-9800 or toll free at 1-866-537-7778.