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Council passes resolution regarding water consumption

RIVERVIEW (N.B.) – Following a public notice sent out yesterday regarding non-essential water use, Town Council passed a resolution to provide additional support for the direction on non-essential water consumption:

The Town is asking residents to participate in these efforts to ensure the community has a sustainable water system.

On Wednesday, June 24, 2020, the Town Council of Riverview passed the following resolution:

WHEREAS the Town of Riverview has recorded its highest level of water consumption; and

WHEREAS the Town is in danger of many of its residents losing the use of their water;

THEREFORE the Town Council of Riverview hereby bans non-essential water usage beyond general consumption for activities including:

  1. Watering lawns or gardens beyond that which is necessary for plants to survive (watering of plants should only occur before 8 a.m. and after 6 p.m. and for no more than one hour in a 24 hour period).
  2. Outside recreational activities using excessive water.
  3. Washing down outside areas such as siding, sidewalks, patios, parking lots, etc.
  4. Washing vehicles.
  5. Using sprinklers for any other purpose.

Residents can report over usage of water by calling the By-law Enforcement Office at 506-387-2256.

Residents not complying with the resolution are guilty of an offense and liable on conviction to a minimum fine of $200 and a maximum fine of $1070. Residents will be notified through the media when the ban has been lifted.

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