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Outdoor Watering Schedule

The Town of Okotoks' outdoor watering schedule is in effect annually from May 1 - October 31.

The outdoor watering schedule helps balance the high demand for water during the peak watering season.

Each address has a three hour watering period to utilize what may be convenient for you:

  1. the early morning schedule is from 6 to 9 a.m., or
  2. the evening schedule is from 7 to 10 pm.  

Properties with automated irrigation systems are now to set their watering schedules between 2 and 5 a.m. on their permitted days. 

Outdoor watering is permitted as follows:  

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 or
  • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • 2:00 AM - 5 AM Households with programmable water irrigation systems

Did you know:

  • Hand watering flowers, vegetable gardens, trees and shrubs with a container or hose with a manual trigger nozzle is always permitted.
  • You can apply for a water exemption permit if you have new sod or are growing from seed! Apply for an exemption permit

Water Bylaw & Rates and Fees Bylaw Amendments

In 2018 Administration reviewed and concluded that an updated water bylaw inclusive of current industry language, amendments made to the previous water bylaw was required. A combination of the extended dry weather during the summer of 2017 and a request from Alberta Environment Protection Agency resulted in administration drafting a Water Shortage Response Plan. 

Reducing your water bill!

Here are some very helpful resources to help you monitor and reduce your water consumption and save you money!

Outdoor Watering Schedule Levels

Levels / Stages as per the Water Shortage Plan.