ByLaw Enforcement - Watering



Watering Restriction

The Watering By-Law 03-03-108 was passed on the 19th of March 2003 to regulate lawn and garden watering in the Township for residents supplied with municipal water. The restriction is to ensure an abundance of safe drinking water to all residents without compromising the supply for fire fighting, businesses and everyday use.

  • lawn and garden watering is only permitted between the hours of 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. and is restricted to only one lawn sprinkler or other appliance for sprinkling.
  • lawn watering times can be increased for new lawns due to new construction and shall be requested in writing to the By-Law Enforcement Officer.
  • further water restriction may be required with the approval of the Plant Manager of the water works system and majority of Council if the Township’s water supply becomes threatened.
  • anyone contravening this By-Law may be charged under Part I of the Provincial Offences Act in the amounts listed in the schedule of Set Fines.



Fees and Fines

Short Form Wording Provisions Creating Or Defining Offence Set Fine
(Includes Costs)
Lawn or garden watering during prohibited hours section 3.1(a) 80.00
Lawn or garden watering with more than one hose section 3.1.(b) 80.00
Lawn or garden watering during reduced times section 5.1(a) 140.00
Lawn or garden watering during total restriction of watering section 5.1(b) 200.00

NOTE: The penalty provisions for the offences indicated above is section
8.1 of By Law # 03-03-108
A certified copy of which has been filed.