During prolonged dry weather events or periods of excessive water consumption, Sturgeon County may implement a Water Demand Management Protocol either County wide or to specific regions of Sturgeon County.
This is to ensure water conservation in our reservoirs for essential water use and fire protection purposes.
During a “Water Demand Management” event, Sturgeon County will look to suspend all non-essential water use. Restricting non-essential water use includes:
- suspending all hydrant and sewer flushing
- residential lawn watering
- street cleaning
- firefighting training
- park and recreational area water
Public notification of Water Demand Measures, which includes odd/even water notifications, will be advertised through Sturgeon County by way of roadside signage, letter delivery notices, the website, twitter and other media various media outlets.
During a water ban, the use of non-essential water (i.e. lawn watering) can result in a fine of $250 under Bylaw 1356/15.