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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.



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The Township oversees 87,588 acres with a population of 7,544 and we have Canada’s busiest highway in our front yard! With a rich agricultural heritage, please stop by and enjoy our diverse Township. 

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