Lawn Watering Restrictions for All Customers On Municipal Water in Wheatley-Tilbury

Chatham-Kent Public Utilities Commission (CK PUC) is implementing lawn watering restrictions for ALL residential and commercial customers on municipal water in Wheatley and Tilbury.

The water restrictions are effective as of today, May 24, 2024, and are as follows:

  • This applies to lawn watering; all irrigation and other non-essential uses of the potable water supply.
  • Customers with odd-numbered addresses will be allowed to water their lawns on odd-numbered days.
  • Customers with even-numbered addresses will be allowed to water their lawns on even-numbered days.
  • There will be a 2-month grace period for newly sodded lawns.

“Due to the limitations of the current temporary water treatment plant in Wheatley and the extended hot weather that this region has been experiencing, lawn watering has placed extra demands on the Water System” said General Manager, Darren Galbraith. This is the first step in the restrictions. CK PUC may need to implement further restrictions if the water system does not see any relief.

The Water Use Restriction Policy was approved by PUC Commission in August 2003.

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Media Contact: 

Darren Galbraith, General Manager

Chatham-Kent Public Utilities Commission

325 Grand Avenue East, Chatham, ON

519.360.1998 x4350