Watering restrictions are put in place through a local bylaw to make sure residents water their lawns at appropriate times to lessen the impact on the local water supply during peak times.
What days can you water:
- Odd numbered addresses water on odd days
- Even numbered addresses water on even days
Only water during these times:
- In the morning between 4 and 10 a.m.
- In the evening between 7 and 10 p.m.
Please note if you have an irrigation system on a timer, you must only water during the hours of midnight to 6 a.m. on the appropriate day.
For further information please refer to the Water System Rates and Regulations bylaw.
During the spring and summer months, the Town of Golden reminds residents to be mindful of water usage and to make an effort to conserve water. Golden's water use is at its highest during this time, and lawn watering is a large contributor to increased use.
“By being diligent about our watering, residents can lessen the impact on the local water supply and distribution system, and on the environment,” said Chief Administrative Officer, Jon Wilsgard. “It is important that we come together as a community and make every effort to conserve water so that we don’t put any excess stress on our water system.”
Restrictions are put in place through a local bylaw to make sure residents water their lawns at appropriate times of the day, lowering the impact on the local water supply during peak times.
Residents that live at odd numbered addresses are to water on odd days, and residents that live at even numbered addresses are to water on even days. On designated watering days, residents are only permitted to water in the morning between 4 and 10 a.m. and in the evening between 7 and 10 p.m.
Automatic irrigation systems on a timer should be set to water between midnight and 6 a.m. on the appropriate day, as mentioned above.
Hand watering of plants using a hose with a working spring-loaded shut-off nozzle or a hand-held container is allowed at any time.
If everyone does their part to be water conscious it can reduce system pumping requirements and ensures the Town can maintain adequate reservoir storage for firefighting purposes. The Town of Golden delivers water to over 1,400 households through more than 39 kilometres of water pipes.