Carlisle Outdoor Water Restrictions

Following the posted water restrictions can help reduce the need for additional water storage, maintaining fire protection levels, while also potentially enhancing aquifer water levels. Vegetable gardens and fruit trees are exempt from all watering restrictions.

Watering restriction signs are located on the northwest corner of Centre Road and Carlisle Road.

Restriction Levels

Be mindful of your outdoor water use


Effective dates
April to October

Watering frequency and times
Every other day
Even # houses - even # days
Odd # houses - odd # days
Allowed between 7 to 11 am or 7 to 11 pm

Hand watering or drip irrigation
Anytime

Washing vehicles
Anytime

Filling pools, hot tubs or fountains
Anytime

Pressure washing walkways, driveways or siding
Anytime



Carlisle water restrictions road side signs - No ban

Cut outdoor water use by 50%


Effective dates
Only as required

Watering frequency and times
50% reduction required

Hand watering or drip irrigation
Allowed between 7 to 11 am or 7 to 11 pm

Washing vehicles
50% reduction required

Filling pools, hot tubs or fountains
50% reduction required

Pressure washing walkways, driveways or siding
50% reduction required


 



Carlisle water restrictions road side sign - reduction

No outdoor Watering Permitted


Effective dates
Only as required

Watering frequency and times
Not permitted

Hand watering or drip irrigation
Allowed between 7 to 11 am or 7 to 11 pm

Washing vehicles
Not permitted

Filling pools, hot tubs or fountains
Not permitted

Pressure washing walkways, driveways or siding
Not permitted


 



Carlisle water restrictions road side sign - watering ban

 

Low Level Water Condition

Source Water


Reduce water consumption by indicated percentage

A Low Level Water Condition is declared due to lack of rainfall and low flows in local rivers and streams. Under these conditions there is a potential for water supply problems. The Low Water levels are set out in the Ontario Low Water Response Plan when watershed conditions are less than a certain threshold. A combination of below average precipitation along with hot summer temperatures can result in the water levels dropping below normal. In this case a Low Level Water Condition will be issued for your watershed.

Carlisle Conservation Committee

Infrastructure


Reduce daily consumption to under 1,170m3

The C3 committee has set a goal to reduce Carlisle municipal water usage to stay below 1,170,000 litres (1,170m3) per day, in order to defer building an additional water storage facility. As part of this campaign, roadside signs have been placed at the four corners to inform residents of the current outdoor watering restrictions to keep us on track with our goal. When the sign is green we ask that you be mindful of your outdoor water use, yellow is a 50% reduction in outdoor water use and red means no outdoor watering is permitted.