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Reminder of water conservation practices

RIVERVIEW (N.B.) - The Town of Riverview is asking residents to continue to limit their non-essential water usage during this dry, hot summer period.

There has been an increase in water consumption over the last few weeks. Efforts to restrict water usage will help ensure the town is able to maintain safe and reliable water pressure.

As a reminder, the Town of Riverview has enacted measures in its by-law which outline water conservation practices to minimize the level of water use in the community:

  • Only use your outdoor water hose on odd number calendar days if you live at an odd numbered residence;
  • Only use your outdoor water hose on even number calendar days if you live at an even numbered residence;
  • Limit the watering of gardens/lawns to times before 8 a.m. and after 6 p.m. Watering your lawn during these times minimizes the amount of water lost to evaporation;
  • Limit outdoor water use to no more than one hour at a time for 2 hours max in a 24-hour period;
  • Do not water your lawn or garden when it is raining.

By-law enforcement has been educating residents on these conservation practices during the summer months.

The town’s Director of Engineering & Public Works, Michel Ouellet said: “We are experiencing a very hot and dry summer. The extra demand placed on the water system to keep up with all the consumption has resulted in lower pressures in certain areas in the town. We are asking residents to be smart with their water usage and to follow the guidelines issued.”

As we enter the second week of August, we want to thank our residents for doing their part to conserve water and to remind others of the importance of water conservation.


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