Sprinkling Regulations

NOTICE OF SPRINKLING REGULATIONS

“Sprinkling” means the use of water for sprinkling, irrigation, washing of vehicles, or any other purpose where water is conveyed outside the residence.

Odd house numbers (fire numbers) are permitted to sprinkle on odd numbered calendar days. The 31st day of the month will be an off day for everyone and no watering will be permitted.

Even house numbers (fire numbers) are permitted to sprinkle on even numbered calendar days.

In addition, during the period from April 15 to October 15 of each year, use of water for irrigation or sprinkling will be prohibited:

between the hours of 11:00 a. m. and 5:00 p.m.

All outside usage is restricted to 4 gallons per minute. Dole valves are a mandatory requirement on all outside water connections and are available for sale at the OID office. A 4 gallon per minute dole valve is required for underground systems.

No open hoses at any time. All hoses in use must have a nozzle or sprinkler attached to the outlet end.

Hand watering with a watering can is permitted at any time.

A soaker hose is considered the same as an above ground sprinkler.

Automatic Underground Sprinkling Systems: must have a rain sensor and a back flow preventer that is accessible and serviceable. Maintenance is the responsibility of the homeowner.

Persons in non-compliance with these sprinkling regulations will be at risk of having their water turned off.

First offence – one written warning

Second offence – water shut off (disconnection)

DISCONNECTION FEE AND RECONNECTION FEE IS FORTY-FIVE DOLLARS ($50.00) EACH.

YOUR CO-OPERATION IS GREATLY APPRECIATED. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Ootischenia Improvement District at your convenience.

THANK YOU

THE TRUSTEES OF THE OOTISCHENIA IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT