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The City asks residents to consume drinking water responsibly

 water coming out of a garden hose

At this time of year when there is a lot of work to do outside and peaks are reached in drinking water use, Ville de Châteauguay asks residents to improve or change their habits and, if possible, reduce the demand for drinking water outside normal hours, which is something like the way Hydro-Québec manages electricity in extremely cold weather.

Watering lawns, washing cars and filling pools are all activities that increase drinking water consumption, especially on the first weekends when the weather is nice. During peak consumption periods early in the year, the unrinsed network (since annual unidirectional rinsing takes place from May to November) sometimes put particles into circulation, which may result in water being coloured, but still safe for consumption.

The City reminds residents that, at all times, they must comply with municipal by-laws governing the use of drinking water. The hours for using garden hoses are only between 9:00 p.m. to midnight, on even days for residences whose street address number is even and on odd days for residences whose street address number is odd. Non-compliance with the regulations in force may lead to a fine ranging from $120 to $2,000 (article 6.1, Chapter VI, General Rules G-2000).

There are tips and simple actions to save drinking water on a daily basis. Visit http://peep.reseau-environnement.com/economisez-leau/trucs-et-astuces/ (in French) to learn about the many tips aimed at saving water in our day-to-day lives.

To report any drinking water supply problems, residents are asked to contact the municipality by means of the B-CITI interactive platform at https://chateauguay.b-citi.com/.

Last update: 2018-05-15 15:18