Water Conservation & Sustainability

Water Conservation

The Town of Strathmore is devoted to supporting conservation efforts to protect our water supply. Balancing a growing population with our own decisions, programs, and actions, we continue to manage our resources wisely so residents can trust on their water system for decades to come.

Water Management and Plans

Whether we’re dealing with a small drought or flooded by rain, water conservation is always top of mind. The Town of Strathmore and EPCOR have ensured best practices are followed when it comes to water conservation.

The Town of Strathmore allows watering or irrigation with Town Water Service (potable water) on any day starting on May 1 and ending on October 31, provided that the watering doesn’t occur between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm. The odd and even address dependent water restrictions are no longer in effect. The Watering Exemption Permit has also been withdrawn.

At least one rain barrel with a minimum capacity of 220 liters must be provided for new residential developments on lots created after January 1, 2015. Rain barrels need to be shown on the site plan submitted with the development permit. Downspouts must be connected to the rain barrel and, in some cases, the Approving Authority may require one rain barrel for each downspout from a building to manage surface drainage. For any questions please contact Planning and Development:  development@strathmore.ca .

Please Note: Effective April 9, 2021, the Town of Strathmore will no longer be selling rain barrels. 

Water Bylaw 12-07

The Town of Strathmore’s Water Utility bylaw provides a baseline and standard for anyone who interacts with Strathmore’s water utility. The bylaw details items such as:

  • Administration
  • Payment of rates, charges and fees
  • Access to property
  • Services and mains
  • Meters and remote readers
  • Subsidiary meters
  • Service piping for fire protection
  • Private fire hydrant maintenance
  • Bulk water supply
  • Controlling Cross connections
  • Shut-off
  • Conservation
  • Unauthorized use of water
  • Penalties
  • Enforcement
  • General provisions
  • Severability

As outlined in the bylaw, no person shall allow water to run in a wasteful manner. Plumbing companies and permits involving the installation of toilets and showerheads must meet all town specifications to be approved and reduce waste water. All indoor faucets must also come with a tap aerator. 

Flowerbeds, Trees and Vegetable Gardens

May be watered by hand anytime, using a watering can or hose with a nozzle with a trigger shut off to restrict water flow.

Sprinklers & Water Toys

May be used for recreational purposes by children as long as the children are present during use.

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