Trail water conservation changes in effect June 1

Between June 1 and Sept. 30, all homeowners and businesses will be required to reduce their water consumption.

In an attempt to conserve water, the City of Trail Waterworks bylaw will change the rules for water usage this summer.

Between June 1 and Sept. 30, all homeowners and businesses will be required to reduce their water consumption.

That means lawn watering will only be allowed between 6-10 a.m. or 6-10 p.m. if you’re using a garden hose and sprinkler head. Automatic sprinkler systems must be used with no more than 30 minutes in each zone.

Buildings located with odd numbered addresses are asked to water their lawns on odd numbered days, and vice versa for even numbered addresses on even days.

Using a nozzle or hose is allowed for hand watering gardens and flower beds anytime of the day.