The city council in the City of Airdrie, Alberta has approved a new bylaw that includes a year-round watering schedule.
“This year we’ll be focusing on educating residents and businesses about water conservation and the watering schedule,” said Glenn Archer, team leader of water services with the City of Airdrie. “We want to increase awareness about responsible water use to ensure Airdrie’s long-term water sustainability. An added bonus is that water conservation helps everyone save money on their water bills.”
With the new watering schedule, addresses ending in an even number (0,2,4,6,8) can water lawns, gardens, trees, and shrubs on Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday. Addresses ending in an odd number (1, 3, 5 ,7 ,9) can water Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday.
The new bylaw also includes water restrictions that would only come into effect during a water shortage. Water shortages are classified into levels, which would trigger different types of restrictions. Residents and businesses would be notified through a variety of communication channels, such as social media, web, and local media, if a level two or three Water Use Restriction was declared.
The City of Airdrie’s Water Services department will be educating residents on water conservation throughout 2019. This education program will cover information about the watering schedule and restrictions and provide residents with water conservation tips.
Visit the City of Airdrie’s website to learn more about water conservation and upcoming education initiatives or to see the complete Bylaw.