Ferndale’s mandatory water conservation program for 2021.
Effective June 1 — September 15.
Outdoor watering and irrigation shall be limited to every other day, with even-numbered addresses irrigating only on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday and odd-numbered addresses irrigating only on Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday. No outdoor watering or irrigation is authorized on Monday.
Outdoor watering and irrigation is further restricted to the hours between 5:00 p.m. and 10:00 a.m. and for a period of no longer than 30 minutes. In other words, do not water between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Recognized outdoor water use exceptions are:
- Watering outdoor potted plant and hanging baskets
- Watering newly planted lawns (installed within 6 months of the effective date of this resolution)
- Watering vegetable gardens
- Drip irrigation systems
Outdoor watering schedule shall be in effect until Sept. 15th, 2019 unless extended by City Council action.
The City is going to lead by example, we have stopped watering Griffintown and VanderYacht parks and are utilizing non-potable water for the Phillip 66 ballfields. The City is also working with our commercial customers to curtail their water use during this time.
A majority of the enforcement will be complaint-based. The fees for violations, as approved by the City Council on August 6th, 2018 are as follows:
1st Offense: Written Warning
2nd Offense: $50
3rd Offense: $125