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Growing Greener Together

Current Outdoor Watering Stage

Summer schedule (May 1 to October 31)

Growing a Greener Okotoks Together

Your local actions, big and small, can positively impact your neighbours, the river, our community and our planet! It can be easy to green your everyday life. Start with the small stuff, get everyone involved and make it a family affair!

 

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The Town appreciates the measures residents take each year to lower water use during the peak demand periods in summer months. Managing our water resources wisely, with your help, is important so our community can rely on our water system for many years to come.

Your Waste: what goes where?

Did you know?

  • Approximately 49% of household waste is organic waste and 28% is recyclable.
  • You can use the Okotoks Waste App to find out where your waste goes: Blue, Green or Black cart.

Watering Tips

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  • Watering plants with a container or hose with a manual trigger nozzle is always allowed!
  • Grass only needs 1 inch of water/week! Less water = stronger roots.
  • New sod or growing from seed? Get a watering exemption permit.

 

How can you reduce your water consumption?

  • Check for costly leaks both indoors and outdoors.
  • Use a rain barrel to reduce outdoor water usage.
  • Install low-flow shower heads and toilets.
  • A healthy lawn only needs 1 inch of water/week.

Quick Energy Savers

  • Switch to LED lights to save money and energy.
  • Power off appliances and lights when not in use.
  • Programmable thermostats save energy and money.