Watering Restrictions in Effect as of June 1st

CURRENT STATUS: LEVEL TWO WATERING RESTRICTIONS

The Village is currently at Level Two Watering Restrictions.

With population growth and climate change, there is increasing pressure on our water supply.  Water restrictions help to make sure we have enough treated drinking water for everyone during the dry summer months.   Water restrictions are in effect from June 1st through September 30th of each year.

View the Watering Restrictions Bylaw 

Level One Water Restrictions

(a) No person shall sprinkle or cause, suffer or allow sprinkling, except:

i) at premises with an even-numbered civic address, on any even numbered days; and

ii) at premises with an odd numbered civic addresses, or with no civic address, on odd numbered days.

(b) No person shall water outdoors by way of an In-Ground Irrigation System, or cause, suffer or allow watering by that System, except as follows:

(i) at premises with an even-numbered civic address, from 10:00 p.m. on any even numbered day until 4:00 a.m. of the day following that day; and

(ii) at premises with an odd-numbered civic address, or with no civic address, from 10:00 p.m. on any on any odd numbered day until 4:00 a.m. of the day following that day.

Sprinkling with a hose and nozzle is permitted. 

Level Two Water Restrictions

(a) No person shall sprinkle or cause, suffer or allow sprinkling except:

i) at premises with an even numbered civic address, on Thursdays and Sundays between the hours of 4:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. or between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.; and

ii) at premises with an odd- numbered civic addresses, or with no civic address, on Wednesdays and Saturdays between the hours of 4:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. or between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.

(b) No person shall water outdoors by way of an In-Ground Irrigation System, or cause, suffer or allow watering by that system, except on days permitted under paragraph (a), and then only between the hours of 10:00 p.m. of a permitted day and 4:00 a.m. of the day following that day.

Sprinkling by hose and nozzle is permitted.

Level Three Water Restrictions

(a) No person shall sprinkle or allow sprinkling except as follows:

i) at premises with an even-numbered civic address, only on Thursday, and then only:

a) between the hours of 4:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m.; or

b) between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.;

ii) at premises with an odd-numbered civic address, or with no civic address, only on Wednesday, and then only:

a) between the hours of 4:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m.;

b) between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.

(b) No person shall water outdoors by way of an In-Ground Irrigation System, or cause, suffer or allow watering by that System, except on days permitted by paragraph (a), and then only between the hours of 10:00 p.m. on the permitted day and 4:00 a.m. on the following that day.

(c) No person shall use a Garden Hose:

(i) to wash sidewalks, driveways, roofs or other outdoor surfaces; or

(ii) to wash motor vehicles unless the hose is equipped with a shut off device that is spring loaded and operated by hand pressure.

Level Four Water Restrictions

(a) No person shall, at any time:

(i) sprinkle or cause, suffer or allow sprinkling;

(ii) water outdoors by way of an In-Ground Irrigation System, or cause, suffer or allow watering by that System;

(iii) Use a Garden Hose or pressure washing device to wash sidewalks, driveways, roofs or other outdoor surfaces; or

(iv) Use a garden hose to wash motor vehicles unless the hose is equipped with a shut-off device that is spring loaded and operated by hand pressure.

Outdoor Water Use Permit Application

If you have recently undergone landscaping improvements, such as seeding or sod installment on a substantial portion of the property, that requires daily sprinkling, watering or irrigation you may apply for an Outdoor Water Use Permit for a fee of $30.00.  

Download Outdoor Water Use Permit Application

Details of allowable conditions are set out in Section 7 of the Outdoor Water Use Regulation Bylaw No. 792, 2015

Questions?  Contact the Village Office at 604.894.6135 or admin@pemberton.ca.

Water Conservation Tips

Water saving tips for homes

There are lots of many ways to save money by using water wisely. Below are some quick and inexpensive ways to reduce water use in your home.

Saving water in the bathroom

Did you know? More water is consumed in the bathroom than all of your other rooms combined. Here are some ways to reduce water use:

  • Use a garbage (eg. facial tissues and tooth floss) for trash instead of the toilet
  • Make sure toilets are not leaking (toilet flappers should be replaced every 2 to 5 years)
  • Install high-efficiency toilets with a flush volume of 4.8 litres or less (toilets use more water than anything else in your home)
  • Replace showerheads with low-flow models (Calgary's Water Utility bylaw requires 9.5 litres per minute (LPM) showerheads for all new construction)
  • Take short showers (a five minute shower with an old showerhead can easily use 100 litres of water)
  • Fill the tub to only halfway when bathing the kids
  • Install 3.8 LPM faucet aerators on all bathroom sink faucets (as per Water Utility bylaw for new construction)
  • Turn off the tap while shaving or brushing your teeth
  • Check for and repair any fixture leaks regularly (use your water meter to help you)

Saving water in the kitchen

  • Replace your old dishwasher with a newer, low water use dishwasher (newer models will save on your energy bill as well)
  • Use your dishwasher only when you have a full load or run it on a shorter cycle if you must run it when not completely full
  • Scrape, do not rinse the food off of dishes
  • Place vegetables and fruit in a partically filled sink or pot, then rinse them quickly
  • Keep a jug of drinking water in your refrigerator (don't run the tap to get ice-cold water)
  • Check for and repair any fixture leaks regularly (use your water meter to help you)

Saving water in the utility room

  • Replace your old washer with a newer, low water use washer (like dishwashers, newer models will also save you on energy bills)
  • Wash only full loads of laundry
  • Set the water-level appropriately if you must wash a small load of laundry
  • Set your softener for water hardness based on values provided by Calgary Water Services
  • Have your water softener serviced if water drains from the softener when it isn't recycling
  • Service and repair your furnace humidifier if the drainage is leaking or if the water drains out of the line while the humidifier isn't running
  • Check for and repair any fixture leaks regularly (use your water meter to help you)