Outdoor Watering Schedule

 Watering Restriction Information

Outdoor water use remains at one-day per week.

  • Even numbered addresses (ending in 2, 4, 6, 8, or 0) will be permitted to water on Tuesdays from 6-8 AM or from 7-9 PM
  • Odd numbered addresses (ending in 1, 3, 5, 7, 9) will be permitted to water on Thursdays from 6-8 AM or from 7-9 PM
  • If you have an automatic sprinkler system, please program it to run between 2 - 4 AM on your watering days.

Residents and businesses are strongly encouraged to only water once per day in order to continue to conserve water sources.

Permitted Outdoor Watering Activities

Outdoor water activities allowed during scheduled watering time and day

Outdoor water activities allowed outside of scheduled watering time and day

Watering flowers, vegetable  gardens and turf with sprinkler

Hand watering flowers, vegetable gardens, trees and shrubs with a container or hose with a manual trigger nozzle is always permitted 

Washing cars, windows, houses, decks, driveways etc.

Filling kiddie pools and water play tables ONLY

Filling of pools & hot tubs

 

Hand watering flowers, vegetable gardens, trees and shrubs with a container or hose with a manual trigger nozzle is always permitted 

 

Water Consumption Graphs

The Town, in consultation with EPCOR, will continue to monitor well and reservoir levels in addition to demand to ensure the system is maintained. Should usage begin to increase above sustainable levels, the Town will consider re-imposing the water ban.

The community will continue to be updated on water use throughout the summer.

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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 Water Exemption Permit form and submitting to Town Operations.

Please Note: You must obtain a permit number from Town Administration prior to implementing your modified watering schedule. Contact Charlene Parker, Operations Administrator, at 403-938-8952 or cparker@okotoks.ca

Non-Compliance Fines

Municipal Enforcement enforces the Watering Schedule Bylaw to ensure that residents and businesses/institutions are in compliance. The fines for not obeying the water regulations range from $100—$2,500.

Exceptions to the Outdoor Watering Schedule

Very rarely, we have had events that have caused the Town of Okotoks to alter the Outdoor Watering Schedule.  

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.

Water Conservation & Tips

2.5 cm or 1 inch of Watering Per Week is Adequate for Established Lawns

In the event of extended dry periods and high temperatures, additional watering of up to 2 inches may be necessary. 

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Sat: Closed
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Sat: Closed

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  • General Inquiries: 403.938.4372 Contact Online
    After Hours Emergency: 403.938.2985
Closed during statutory holidays
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