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This spring and summer, the Town of Golden is reminding residents to be mindful of water usage and to make an effort to conserve water. Golden's water use is at its highest during this time, and lawn watering is a large contributor to increased use.
 
“By being diligent about our watering, residents can lessen the impact on the local water supply and distribution system, and on the environment,” said Chief Administrative Officer, Jon Wilsgard. “It is important that we come together as a community and make every effort to conserve water so that we don’t put any excess stress on our water system.”
 
Restrictions are put in place through a local bylaw to make sure residents water their lawns at appropriate times of the day, lowering the impact on the local water supply during peak times.
 
Residents that live at odd numbered addresses are to water on odd days, and residents that live at even numbered addresses are to water on even days. On designated watering days, residents are only permitted to water in the morning between 4 and 10 a.m. and in the evening between 7 and 10 p.m.
 
Automatic irrigation systems on a timer should be set to water between midnight and 6 a.m. on the appropriate day, as mentioned above.
 
Hand watering of plants using a hose with a working spring-loaded shut-off nozzle or a hand-held container is allowed at any time.
 
If everyone does their part to be water conscious it can reduce system pumping requirements and ensures the Town can maintain adequate reservoir storage for firefighting purposes. The Town of Golden delivers water to over 1,400 households through more than 39 kilometres of water pipes.
 
For more water conservation tips, visit golden.ca/waterconservation or stay tuned this spring and summer in The Golden Star or on social media at facebook.com/townofgolden or Instagram @townofgolden.