ROSEMÈRE, June 18, 2020 – The Town of Rosemère has issued a complete watering ban, effective immediately, and until further notice, throughout the Town's territory. As hot, dry weather is conducive to fire, it is also essential to ensure water distribution for fire safety.
"Over the past few days we have noticed a sharp increase in water consumption and, with the heat wave coming, we are unfortunately forced to ban watering completely. We are therefore asking residents to reduce their consumption of drinking water. However, rest assured that the Town will continue to provide excellent quality drinking water for its residents," stated Mayor Eric Westram.
The Town prohibits lawn watering unless residents have a temporary watering permit. It is also prohibited to use any automatic watering system (underground) or to wash cars. Watering flowers and gardens is nevertheless permitted if done manually.
However, as a severe heat wave is currently under way, the Town will keep its splash pads open to provide residents with a place to cool off.
Residents who do not comply with this watering ban are liable to a fine of up to $2,000.
In closing, the Town is asking residents for their cooperation in conserving drinking water. To learn more about water-saving tips, click here.