Water prohibitions now in place for Kincardine

The Municipality of Kincardine has moved into Stage 3 Water Supply Prohibitions, as per By-law 2006-132 (attached, “Outdoor Water Use Bylaw”), effective immediately. Stage 3 Water Supply Prohibitions are in place when “the service capability of any water production well or any water storage tower has declined to the point where the continued supply of sufficient water for the basic needs of the public is in jeopardy”.

Users of the Kincardine Drinking Water System are now prohibited from:

  • Watering lawns
  • Watering gardens, trees, shrubs or other outdoor plants
  • Washing the exterior of a building or attachments thereto, driveway or a walkway
  • Washing vehicles
  • Operating decorative fountains (unless all water used is continuously recycled)
  • Cleaning with water or filling decorative fountains or residential swimming pools, hot tubs, or garden ponds
  • Using waste water outdoors

These restrictions are in place to ensure water supplies last while the Kincardine Water Treatment Plant reservoir repairs are taking place. Not following the rules could result in a fine of up to $5,000.

The April 27 Media Release issuing a Water Conserve Notice is attached for your reference; however, the Water Conserve Notice is no longer in effect, having been replaced by Stage 3 Water Supply Prohibitions effective immediately.