Mandatory Conservation Watering Schedule
All outdoor water use including watering lawns, washing vehicles, sidewalks, pads, exteriors of building, filling of hot tubs/Jacuzzis, recreational use of sprinklers and like water toys, is restricted to the following schedule:
ODD numbered addresses may use water for these purposes Thursdays and Sundays
EVEN numbered addresses may use water for these purposes Wednesday and Saturdays
WATERING: may occur only on such permitted days during the following hours:
6:00 am – 9:00 am; and
7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Flowerbeds and vegetable gardens may be watered by hand, during prescribed times, using a watering can or a hose with a nozzle trigger shut off to restrict water flow.
Non-compliance penalties: Black Diamond Protective Services staff enforce the Water Use and Conservation Bylaw 14-14. Fines for not obeying Level 3 Emergency Water Restrictions range from $100 to $800. The Town of Black Diamond thanks all of its residents for their anticipated cooperation.
Water Conservation Bylaw 14-14 with the permitted watering schedule attached.
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Public Works utility operators monitor the Town's potable water to ensure their treatment and distribution processes are continuing to provide safe drinking water for the Town's residents.
Testing of the water in the Black Diamond system happens regularly, with larger-scale testing occurring twice each year. Part of the results of those tests provide us with the "hardness level" of our water, which residents with water-softeners need to know. The most recent test results were from March 2016, and the hardness level was 270 mg/L or 18.9 ppm.
Alberta Environment and Public Works monitor the Town's drinking water quality against approved water quality guidelines to ensure compliance while delivering safe drinking water and optimization of facility performances.