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As we head into the summer season, we want to remind residents to think about water conservation efforts especially when the weather gets above normal temperatures. This includes efficient tips, tricks, and optimizations we can all do. We have put together a full list of resources below to help keep you on track!

  1. Important Updates
  2. Water Conservation Tips
  3. FAQs
  4. Resources
  5. Water Ban Info

August 9, 2021

On September 13, 2021, the Spray Park at Four Seasons Park will be shutting down for the season. We can't wait for the warm summer days to return next year! 

July 9, 2021

Starting July 10, the Spray Park at Four Seasons Park will have updated operating hours. These new hours are 10am - 6pm. We will maintain this schedule as we continue to collect data to determine the status of our City's Water Distribution System.  

July 5, 2021

As of today, the City of Beaumont is moving forward with lifting the Commission Measure B water ban as instructed by the Capital Region Southwest Water Services Commission. We want to thank all residents, businesses, and communities for following these regulations and helping us get back to safe reservoir levels

The following measures are going to be put into place as we continue to analyze and collect data to determine the status of our City's Water Distribution System:

  •  Starting July 6, 2021, a modified daily operations schedule for the Four Seasons Spray Park will be 12-6pm
  • The the odd/even water schedule will be kept in effect until further notice
    • On even days of the month, property owners of even-numbered addresses can water outside.
    • On odd days of the month, property owners of odd-numbered addresses can water outside.
  • Healthy and established lawns do not require more than one water per week
  • Water in the early morning between 6 a.m. - 10 a.m. Do not water when it's windy. This will increase water absorption by the plant
    • Watering your lawn in the early morning is the most effective method
    • Afternoon watering is the most wasteful due to evaporation from prolonged direct sunlight
    • Watering after 6pm can cause turf disease as the water does not absorb effectively

July 2, 2021

As of today, the City of Beaumont is moving into Commission Measure B status. Our reservoirs are in much better shape for water levels, and we are hoping to continue seeing this improvement through your continued participation in water conservation efforts. The following measures are in place:

  • Spray park to remain closed until further notice
  • Residents are to follow and Odd and Even water schedule 
    • Water in the early morning between 6 a.m. - 10 a.m. Do not water when it's windy. This will increase water absorption by the plant.
    • On even days of the month, property owners of even-numbered addresses can water outside.
    • On odd days of the month, property owners of odd-numbered addresses can water outside.

June 29, 2021

As of today, the City of Beaumont is moving into a Condition C status for a mandatory water ban. Last evening the reservoirs levels did not recover as needed to properly supply the City without running into dangerous levels. The City of Beaumont and the residents will need to conserve water as required. This means the following measures are being put in place:

  • Water Operation Considerations:
    • Operations will be watering newly planted areas utilizing water from our storm retention ponds
  • Residents are required to:
    • Effective immediately, no lawn watering of any kind is permitted for the next three days. Starting July 2, please follow the recommended watering schedule:
      • Water in the early morning between 6 a.m. - 10 a.m. Do not water when it's windy. This will increase water absorption by the plant.
      • On even days of the month, property owners of even-numbered addresses can water outside.
      • On odd days of the month, property owners of odd-numbered addresses can water outside.
    • Only flowers, trees, shrubs and vegetable gardens can be watered
    • No washing vehicles, driveways and home exteriors
    • No filling Jacuzzis, hot tubs or swimming pools
    • Encouraged to utilize wise water use practices (e.g. short showers instead of baths, turn off tap while brushing teeth or shaving, delay doing laundry, hand wash dishes, rain barrel use, etc.)
    • Municipalities suspend all non-essential potable water use:
      • Water main flushing
      • Street cleaning (sweeping and flushing)
      • Parks watering
      • Fire fighting training that uses water
      • Street sweeping and cleaning
      • Irrigation
      • Fleet vehicle washing (including buses)
      • Spray decks (unless in recirculation mode with appropriate signage)
      • Other non-essential water use that can be deferred for a three-day period (nonessential use is defined by all water not used for human consumption)
      • Hydrant meter usage
      • Private development and infrastructure commissioning
      • Private development (commercial contract) flushing
      • Water quality investigation
      • Water quality flushing
      • Shut down Truck Fills
      • Operation of all water features/ fountains
      • Pool filling

June 28, 2021

  • Operations has stopped the following to conserve water:
    • Hydrant Flushing
    • Maine line flushing
    • Irrigation will be minimized for sport fields and parks with critical areas only being looked after
  • Currently the Spray Park has been shut-down until further notice. This follows the Water Demand Measures as per the CRSWSC guidelines. Details can be reviewed HERE.