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Conserving Water in Blainville: The City Launches Awareness Campaign to Curb Lawn Watering

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Conserving Water in Blainville: The City Launches Awareness Campaign to Curb Lawn Watering
Conserving Water in Blainville: The City Launches Awareness Campaign to Curb Lawn Watering
Conserving Water in Blainville: The City Launches Awareness Campaign to Curb Lawn Watering

In Blainville, a significant portion of potable water—20% annually—is consumed by lawn watering practices. The city identifies automatic sprinkler systems as the leading culprits of water wastage during the summer months. This excessive consumption and non-adherence to designated watering schedules disrupt the availability of potable water for essential uses throughout the city’s network.

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Under the slogan “A yellow lawn is not the end of the world,” Blainville is initiating a comprehensive awareness campaign to encourage its citizens to conserve water. This initiative will span various platforms, including the internet, billboards, social media, and local media outlets, aiming to shift public perception about lawn aesthetics and promote water preservation practices.

Strict Regulations and Enforcement

The existing regulations permit lawn watering from May 1 to October 1, strictly according to a predefined schedule. Watering outside these allowed times, particularly using water from municipal aqueducts, is prohibited. To ensure compliance, the city’s Green Brigade will be active on the ground, monitoring adherence to these rules. Violations of the watering schedule could lead to hefty fines up to $2,000.

Temporary Watering Permits

It’s important to note that Blainville will no longer issue temporary watering permits for newly seeded or sodded lawns from July 15 to August 15. This measure is to ensure that during the peak summer months, when water demand is at its highest, there is enough water for critical needs.

A Community Effort

Blainville calls for the cooperation of all its residents to use water responsibly. Setting automatic sprinklers according to the approved timetable not only complies with local laws but also supports the community at large. As water is a precious and often scarce resource, using it thoughtfully ensures that there is enough to go around, especially where and when it is needed most.