Water shortage in region
The City of Sherbrooke would like to remind its residents about the water conservation rules in place, especially after all the dry hot weather of the last few weeks. Lawns, perennials, hedges, trees and bushes can be watered using a gun or sprinkler on Sundays and Wednesdays, between 8:00 pm and 11:00 pm only. Residents with watering systems that detect humidity can use them on Sundays and Wednesdays, between 5:00 am and 7:00 am. The washing of driveways and sidewalks is not allowed.
Following the installation of a new lawn or gardens, residents may water with a watering gun, system with humidity detection or sprinkler any time during the fifteen days after the installation.
In periods of draught, lawns will go into a state of dormancy and become yellow to resist stress. The lawn is not dead and will rejuvenate itself with the next rainfall. It does not need to be watered when this occurs.
In the region south-east of Sherbrooke (Johnville, Cookshire-Eaton), no rain had fallen for several weeks before Monday’s downpour, making growing conditions in gardens poor and forcing many rural residents to drill new wells. Pr in t e d an d di s t r i b u t e d by P r essReader