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Outdoor Watering Schedule

Through wise use of water and conservation techniques, the residents of Okotoks continue to be successful in maintaining one of the lowest per capita water usages in Canada. This speaks to how well the citizens of Okotoks have embraced water conservation and have saved money by reducing non-essential use.

Water use in the summer is three times greater the rest of the year. Approximately 40% of the water used during the summer is used outdoors, so please be water wise outdoors. Please respect the specified watering days and hours, as water is a renewable, but not unlimited resource.

If there are changes to the Outdoor Watering Schedule, you will find current information on the home page of okotoks.ca or via outdoor signs, the Western Wheel, the Eagle 100.9 FM and Okotoks Online at www.okotoksonline.com.
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The Town of Okotoks Outdoor Water Conservation Schedule Is In Effect Annually from May 1-October 31

Outdoor watering is permitted one/two days a week.  2.5cm or 1 in of watering per week is adequate for established lawns.

Odd numbered addresses may water lawns:  (Addresses ending in 1,3,5,7,9)
Thursdays and/or Sundays
Even numbered addresses may water lawns:  (Addresses ending in 0,2,4,6,8)
Wednesdays and/or Saturdays

Watering may occur only during the following hours:
6:00 am - 9:00 am and/or
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Please respect the specified watering days and hours, as water is a limited resource. Municipal Enforcement will be monitoring water closely.  The fines for not obeying the water regulations range from $100—$2500.
 
Water Conservation Tips & Resources
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http://www.epcor.com/efficiency-conservation/Pages/efficiency-conservation.aspx
http://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/en/co/maho/la/la_006.cfm
http://www.ec.gc.ca/eau-water/
 
For more information please email communications@okotoks.ca or call 403.938.4404.

Water Exemption Permit
You may apply for a Water Exemption Permit for the installation of sod or grass seed. Please apply for the Permit by completing the attached application form and submitting to Town Operations. You may submit by:
  • Fax: 403.938.2784
  • Drop Off: 1112 North Railway Street, Okotoks
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Please note, you must obtain a permit number from Town Administration prior to implementing your modified watering schedule.