The Chatham-Kent Public Utilities Commission is implementing lawn watering restrictions for all customers, both residential and commercial, on municipal water, Municipal officials announced.
The water restrictions are effective as of today, July 6, 2020, PUC officials say.
– Customers with odd numbered addresses will be allowed to water their lawns on odd numbered days.
– Customers with even numbered addresses will be allowed to water their lawns on even numbered days.
– There will be a two month grace period for newly sodded lawns.
“With the extended hot dry weather that this region has been experiencing, lawn watering has placed extra demands on all of our Water Treatment Plants,” stated Tim Sunderland, general manager of the PUC, in a media release.
“This is the first step in the restrictions. CK PUC may need to implement further restrictions if the water plants do not see any relief.”
PUC officials say it has been several years since lawn watering restrictions were issued to municipal water customers of Chatham-Kent.
The Water Use Restriction Policy was approved by PUC in August of 2003, PUC officials say.
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