The Nation Municipality asks residents to conserve water with possible drought on the horizon

The Nation Municipality is preparing for a potential drought and reminds residents that municipal water from the Limoges municipal well extremely limited. Water should be conserved at all times, but especially during a drought, in order to make sure that the municipality does not run out of water. The Municipal Law Enforcement Officers will be keeping an eye open during the next few days to reinforce the Water Usage By-Law 63-2002. Any person who does not comply with the law will be fined.

The Water Usage By-Law 63-2002 stipulates that The Nation Municipality prohibits the use of water from municipal water works for the purpose of watering the lawns, gardens, flowers, hedges or any other vegetation outside any building between June 1 and September 30 of any year. The following exceptions apply: persons living at odd-numbered buildings are permitted to water on odd-numbered days of the month between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. Persons living at even-numbered buildings are permitted to water on even-numbered days of the month between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. and persons watering manually are permitted to water at any time.

According to Environment and Climate Change Canada, 65% of indoor home water use occurs in the bathroom and the biggest peaks of water usage occur in the summer, when the municipal treated water is sprayed onto lawns. We ask the population to be reasonable and to find ways of reducing their water consumption in anticipation of a drought. Residents can, for example, take quicker showers or avoid washing their cars with water from municipal water works.


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