Garden and Outdoors


Allowed exclusively from April 15 to October 15

  • Monday for the occupant of a property with an address ending in 0 or 1;
  • Tuesday for an occupant of a property where the address ends with 2 or 3;
  • Wednesday for an occupant of a property with an address ending in 4 or 5;
  • Thursday for an occupant of a dproperty with an address ending in 6 or 7;
  • Friday for an occupant of a property where the address ends with 8 or 9.

Automatic watering
Programmable underground watering system
Allowed exclusively from 3 a.m. to 6 a.m.

Mechanical watering 
Above-ground watering, which does not require the continuous involvement of the user.
Allowed only from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Manual watering
Watering using a hose fitted with a regular or pistol nozzle, which must be held at all times by the user.
Authorized at all times.

Watering is prohibited when it rains. Citizens with an automatic watering system are asked to be vigilant in this regard and to equip their system with a rain sensor.

Request for a permit
Please note that for the watering of a new lawn on consecutive days, you must first obtain a permit issued by the Permits and Inspections Department.

With this permit, you can water a new lawn, newly planted trees or shrubs, or new landscaping every day for a 15-day period following the start of seeding, sodding or planting, at the authorized times indicated over.

The Green Patrol

The Town’s green patrollers are tasked with raising community awareness about the finite availability of drinking water and the importance of complying with by-laws designed to protect this precious natural resource. Part of their job is to log their observations and help the Town’s urban forestry and horticulture inspector enforce municipal requirements about trees and banned pesticides.

In addition, the Green Patrol lends a helping hand to building inspectors in order to ensure homeowners obey the necessary guidelines when opening and closing up their pool for the season and obtain the required permits for any maintenance or renovation work on their property.

Under by-law 794, green patrollers have the authority to issue fines to anyone who disobeys the Town’s watering restrictions. Note that, as representatives of the Permits and Inspections Department, they are allowed to access private property.

By-law violations

Failure to comply with the watering restrictions stipulated in by-law 794 may result in a fine of no less than $100. Fines may be doubled or more for repeat offenders.