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Last updated: 07/25/2018
IMAGE - 	Utilisation extérieure de l'eau distribuée par l'aqueduc
Outside use of water distributed by the municipal aqueduct network

Outdoor use of water distributed by the Saddlebrook aqueduct network

Complete outdoor watering ban lifted

SAINT-LAZARE, Québec, Wednesday July 25, 2018  –  City of Saint-Lazare wishes to inform its residents located in the Saddlebrook area that the complete outdoor watering of Saddlebrook aqueduct network ban has been lifted.

The City of Saint-Lazare wishes to thank is residents for their great cooperation. We invite all our residents to continue to make sensible use of water. On this matter, please note the by-law on the outdoor use of water distributed by the municipal aqueduct is still in force until October 1st. Read the by-law details at https://ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/eauaqueduc

For additional information on water use in Saint-Lazare or for useful tips and advice, take a look at Saint-Lazare website:

Saddlebrook aqueduct network: complete outdoor watering ban

Because of an aqueduct equipment break on the Saddlebrook network, the City of Saint-Lazare has the obligation to immediately and completely ban on the outdoor use of the water treated and distributed by this network to protect its water supply and to ensure the safety of its residents and their basic domestic water needs. This measure is effective immediately for and for an undetermined period. The City recommends residents to deactivate their automatic watering systems at the risk of receiving a fine.

To find out if you are serviced by this network, view the map on the Town’s website.

We thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Water management: it’s everybody’s business!

Overconsumption of the outdoor use of water distributed by the Town’s aqueduct networks

SAINT-LAZARE (Québec), Monday, July 9, 2018 – For the past few days, water consumption has peaked.

Because of the lack of rain and the low level of the groundwater, some municipalities have started decreeing complete watering bans.

To avoid having to decree a ban, the Town wishes to remind residents how important it is to respect the outdoor use of the water distributed by the aqueduct networks (By-Law 667) currently in effect. The Town will increase patrols to make sure residents respect the watering schedules. Fines can go up to $2,000 for repeat offenders.

The City encourages residents to adopt more ecological and economical watering habits every day, especially in the summer.

Inquire about subsidies offered for the acquisition or the construction of a rain barrel http://ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/baril.

Watering Type Even-numbered address Odd-numbered address
Monday Thursday Sunday Wednesday
Existing vegetation
(any vegetation 15 days old or older - lawn, hedges, etc...)
Forbidden
From May 1st to October 1st except as specified here
Automatic
(underground)
2 a.m.
to 5 a.m.
2 a.m.
to 5 a.m.
2 a.m.
to 5 a.m.
2 a.m.
to 5 a.m.
Mechanical
(above ground)
9 p.m.
to 0:00
9 p.m.
to 0:00
9 p.m.
to 0:00
9 p.m.
to 0:00
Manual Anytime as long as the hose is equipped with an automatic shut-off nozzle and as long as the hose is held at all times
New vegetation1
(any vegetation which is less than 15 days old - sod, sowing, hedges, etc.)
Only2
From May 1st to June 30th and From Sept. 1st to Oct. 1st as specified here
Mandatory
$ 20 permit

Thus no permit will be issued between July 1st and August 31st
Automatic
(underground)
2 a.m. to 5 a.m.
For a period of fifteen (15) consecutive days beginning the day of the new vegetation is planted
Mechanical
(above ground)
9 p.m. to 0:00
For a period of fifteen (15) consecutive days beginning the day of the new vegetation is planted
1The best time to start a new lawn is in the spring (end of April, early May) or early fall, when days are cool and moist and weeds are less of a threat. On the day of plantation, any type of watering is authorized, regardless of the time of day and without limitation.

2 IMPORTANT: To fully take advantage of the 15-day period, the permit must be issued no later than June 15th.

 
Cars, walls and windows Manual Anytime for washing purposes only and as long as the hose is equipped with an automatic shut-off nozzle. The hose must be held at all times.
Driveways and access alleys Forbidden except to apply a sealer, a protective filler, coat or paint, in those instances only and as long as the hose is equipped with an automatic shut-off nozzle. The hose must be held at all times.
Pools Mandatory
$ 20 permit
The complete filling of a swimming pool is authorized after obtaining of a $ 20 mandatory permit
Watering and pool filling permits You can obtain a permit in person, 72 hours in advance, at the Complexe Professionnel, Monday to Friday, during opening hours. For more information, call 450 424-8000, ext. 242.
Watering ban Fines
The Town Council can issue a water ban whenever the population's health or safety is at risk or when serious damage to the Town's equipment can occur (drought, anticipated water shortage, etc.). Offenders are liable to fines
up to $2000

Did you know?

Did you know that daytime watering is totally useless because 20% to 60% of the water evaporates before it penetrates the soil? The water evaporates in the atmosphere before reaching the plants. Moreover, water can even burn vegetation.  Watering is therefore inefficient, even harmful, and leads to a huge waste of drinking water.

Watering permit

Owners wishing to water any new vegetation must obtain a permit.
This $20 permit is valid for a 15-day period and will only be issued at the beginning (May 1st to June 30) and at the end (September 1st to October 1st) of the season.

To obtain this permit, owners must show up at the division des permis et de l'inspection at least 72 h in advance.

Use a rainbarrel!

Have you ever think of watering your grounds and flower beds without wasting drinking water?
There is an easy way: use a rain barrel!

Everybody agrees that drinking water is a precious resource. Moreover in the summer, when 75% of the municipal drinking water produced is used to water lawns and landscaping.

A rain barrel is a simple and efficient way of optimizing the use of water!

We are offering a $50 grant of up to $50 of the purchase or the construction price of a rain barrel.

Filling of a swimming pool

The complete filling of a swimming pool is authorized after obtaining of a $ 20 mandatory permit.

To obtain this permit, owners must show up at the division des permis et de l'inspection at least 72 h in advance.
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