PORT SEVERN — You can briefly water your lawn and garden — but other water uses such as filling the kiddy pool are restricted here.
Effective immediately, watering restrictions are in effect for the west Muskoka community of Georgian Bay until further notice.
The District of Muskoka says restrictions have been recommended by the Ministry of Environment Conservation and Parks to ensure the continued safety of the Muskoka water system.
They say water from the Port Severn water system for the purpose of operating sprinklers or amusement devices or filling swimming pools is not permitted.
The use of water from the Port Severn water system for the purpose of watering lawns or gardens is permitted under the following guidelines:
The owner or occupants of even numbered dwellings may water lawns and/or gardens on the even numbered days for a maximum cumulative period of two (2) hours per day.
The owner or occupants of odd numbered dwellings may water lawns and/or gardens on the odd numbered days for a maximum cumulative period of two (2) hours per day.
If you have questions or concerns about this notice, please contact Muskoka’s Engineering and Public Works Department at 705-645-6764 or 1-800-281-3483.