Watering ban in place from June 1st, 2018 to September 14th, 2018

Watering ban in place from June 1st, 2018 to September 14th, 2018

At the regular meeting of the Council of the Town of Hudson held at the Stephen F. Shaar Community Centre, on April 3rd, 2018 the following resolution was presented and approved:

Resolution R2018-04-106 – Raising awareness for efficient water use

 

WHEREAS the water treatment department must ensure that at all times a minimum quantity is maintained in its drinking water supply to meet the demand in case of fire;

WHEREAS this is a critical requirement as the health and safety of Hudson’s citizens could be compromised if the Town does not maintain at least 3 meters in the reserve;

WHEREAS during the summer, citizens consume more water during the day than the Town produces, which has the effect of undermining the reserve;

WHEREAS water is a limited, collective resource that all citizens should use in a responsible and reasonable way;

WHEREAS a temporary restriction must be instated to maintain an adequate level in the reserve;

WHEREAS all outdoor use of potable water is restricted except for the following:

  • Manual watering of flowers and gardens with a self shutting hand-held nozzle;
  • Filling of swimming pools with a single hose is permitted between 9 p.m. and midnight (By-Law 631, article 8.5.2);
  • Filling a new swimming pool is allowed in accordance to the conditions prescribed in the swimming pool permit;
  • Watering on a construction site (By-Law 631, article 8.3);
  • Watering for lawn treatment with bio pesticides (nematodes) (By-Law 631, article 8.6);
  • Washing a parking lot, driveway or patio in order to apply a protective coating (By-Law, 631, article 8.1.2);

WHEREAS any person who contravenes to any provision of the present resolution will be liable to the fines outlined in Section 13 of By-Law 631;

It is moved by the Councillor for district 6 (West End) Daren Legault and Seconded by the Councillor for district 2 (Eastern Hudson) Austin Rikley-Krindle

TO REINSTATE a temporary restriction from June 1st, 2018 to September 14th, 2018 on the use of potable water according to the aforementioned description in order to allow the water treatment department to maintain a safe level of water in the reserve.

 

CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

To read the official copy of the resolution: Resolution R2018-04-106 – Raising awareness for efficient water use