Water restrictions now in place in C-K

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With the heat warning in place for the rest of the week and your lawn showing signs of thirst, the municipality has now put in place lawn watering restrictions.

The Chatham-Kent Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has issued a restriction for people with even-numbered addresses to water on even-numbered days, and for odd-numbered addresses to water their lawns on odd-numbered days.

Officials said newly sodded lawns are subject to a two-month grace period, however.

“With the extended hot dry weather that this region has been experiencing, lawn watering has placed extra demands on all of our water treatment plants,” PUC general manager Tim Sunderland said in a media release.

This is the first step in the restrictions. The PUC may need to implement further restrictions if the water plants do not see any relief.

It has been several years since lawn watering restrictions were issued to municipal water customers of Chatham-Kent. 

The Water Use Restriction Policy was approved by PUC Commission in August 2003.

According to Environment Canada, we face hot, humid weather all week, but likely won’t see any rain until Saturday at the earliest.

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