Royston Water Restrictions

Stage Three Water Restrictions Now In Effect

The Royston Water Conservation Bylaw 282 is in place all year long and applies to all people and businesses within the following participating municipalities and electoral areas that receive water from the regional district.

STAGE 3 - NO LAWN WATERING

(1) During Stage 3,

(a) no person shall

(i) water a lawn or boulevard;
(ii) fill a swimming pool, hot tub or garden pond;
(iii) fill or operate a decorative fountain at any time; or
(iv) wash a vehicle or a boat with water.

(b) a person may

(i) water trees, shrubs, flowers and vegetables on any day between the hours of 4:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. if watering is done by hand-held container or a hose equipped with a shut-off nozzle;
(ii) water newly planted trees, shrubs, flowers and vegetables between the hours of 4:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. only by handheld container or a hose equipped with a shut-off nozzle during installation and during the following 24 hours after installation is completed;
(iii) use Micro-irrigation or Drip-irrigation systems to water trees, shrubs, flowers and vegetables on any day between the hours of 4:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.;
(iv) water all weather playing fields at any time, but only if failure to do so will result in a permanent loss of plant material; and
(v) use water to wash sidewalks, driveways or parking lots, exterior windows or exterior building surfaces, but only if necessary for applying a product such as paint, preservative and stucco, preparing a surface prior to paving or re-pointing bricks, or if required by law to comply with health or safety regulations.

(2) As exceptions to the Stage 3 restrictions,

(a) Nurseries, Farms, turf farms and tree farms are exempted from the restrictions;
(b) Wading pools may be filled with water; and
(c) Vehicles and boats may be washed with water only at car dealerships and commercial car washes using less than 57 litres of water per vehicle wash or 50% re-circulated water as long as the total amount of water, excluding re-circulated water, does not exceed 57 litres per vehicle wash.