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Guelph's outside water use program is in Level 1 Yellow, reduce use

Enforced watering restrictions now in effect
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Affected activities:

  • Lawn watering – Alternate day and time restrictions (odd numbered address, odd numbered calendar day, even number address, even numbered calendar day, between 7-9 a.m. and 7-9 p.m.). Permits are required for watering new lawns and treated lawns outside alternate day/time restrictions. For permit information call the Outside Water Use line at 519-822-1260 extension 2153 or email
  • Watering trees, decorative (e.g. flower) and food gardens – no restrictions
  • Recreational sprinklers for children, splash pads – no restrictions
  • Filling residential swimming and wading pools, hot tubs, garden ponds or fountains – no restrictions
  • Decorative fountains – must recirculate water
  • At-home vehicle washing – anytime; must have shut-off nozzle on your hose

In Level 1 Yellow, bylaw officers will investigate non-compliance of water use restrictions and issue a $130 ticket or court summons per program non-compliance event observed.