Wa­ter short­age in re­gion

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS -

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

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