Residents of the Village of Lakefield may now use sprinklers to water gardens but are reminded that watering of lawns is still prohibited. On July 14th, the Township of Smith-Ennismore-Lakefield issued a complete lawn and garden watering ban in order to maintain water volumes in storage for daily water needs in the Village of Lakefield. Conservation efforts and recent rainfalls have resulted in an improved level of water volume in storage and as a result hand watering of flowers and the use of sprinklers for gardens will now be permitted. Lawn watering remains prohibited until further notice.
Residents are reminded that watering may take place on odd days if your address is an odd number and on even days if your address is an even number and can occur between 7 to 9 am and 6 to 10 pm.
The Township of Smith-Ennismore-Lakefield is still under a Level 1 water conservation category as directed by the Otonabee Region Conservation Authority. Residents throughout the Township are asked to voluntarily reduce water consumption by 10%.
The cooperation of residents in avoiding all unnecessary water use is appreciated. Please visit the Township website for tips on how to reduce water consumption.