To improve potable water management, the City of Saint-Lambert is reducing lawn watering hours
Published on 15 Jun. 2022
At its regular meeting of June 13, City Council modified our by-law on the use of potable water to reduce the hours when lawn watering is permitted.
Therefore, effective immediately, it is only permitted to water a lawn using a mechanical system (a device that must be turned off manually) or an automatic system (a programmable system) according to the following schedule:
- Mechanical watering: 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Wednesdays at even-numbered addresses and on Tuesdays at odd-numbered addresses
- Automatic watering: 3 a.m. to 5 a.m. on Wednesdays at even-numbered addresses and on Tuesdays at odd-numbered addresses
- Manual watering: permitted at all times
The result of a collaborative effort with the Longueuil Agglomeration, the purpose of this change is to reduce the use of potable water and ensure a sufficient supply of drinking water to meet the needs of citizens during periods of peak demand, particularly during heat waves. This measure stems from a recommendation by the Commission de l'environnement et de l'aménagement de l'agglomération de Longueuil and is part of the province’s drinking water conservation strategy (Stratégie québécoise d'économie d'eau potable), whose goal is to reduce the quantity of water supplied in Quebec by 20% by 2025.
Restrictions for lawn watering only
These restrictions apply to lawn watering only. Watering plants, other than lawns, is permitted at all times on the condition that a hose equipped with a hand-held, release type shut-off nozzle is used.