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BREAKING: Barrhead water restriction in effect

Cooperation is needed in reducing non-essential water use in the town of Barrhead

The Town of Barrhead has issued a water restriction July 10.

The water supply is under significant strain. 

The Town commented in a news release: "We appreciate your cooperation and understanding as we work to ensure a sustainable water supply for all residents. Thank you for your immediate attention to this critical matter."

To manage the demand and replenish the town water reserves the Town of Barrhead is enacting the following measures;

The bulk water station is closed until further notice.

Water usage restrictions are requested to reduce use of non-essential water use such as lawn watering, car washing and filling pools.

Any water supplies by the municipality from a hose, pipe, sprinkler or permanent irrigation system is allowed between 7 pm and 9 am only.

Early morning watering reduces water loss to evaporation.

Plants and grasses get the most benefit from watering when it is done at the coolest part of the day.

There are exceptions to the water restrictions outlined in the media release.

Using a watering can, hose with a nozzle or a drip irrigation system control the amount of water used and do not waste excess water.

"We understand the increasing temperatures mean that everyone is getting hot and understand the need for recreational use of sprinklers and water toys at any time," the Town states in its release.

Water restrictions do not apply to newly laid sod and seeded lawns or to other landscaping when there is a risk that a new tree, shrub, or another type of vegetation will perish.

 

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