Watering schedules in effect
City urges careful water usage
Gatineau is reminding residents that outdoor watering schedules are in effect from the beginning of May until the end of September. The watering schedule is as follows:
• Automated watering for even-numbered addresses -- 3am-5am on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
• Automated watering for odd-numbered addresses -- 3am-5am on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays
• Manual watering, washing vehicles and filling pools is permitted at all times.
During the summer months in Gatineau, daily consumption of potable water increases by 100 litres per person. That number represents a huge management cost of more than $40,000/day to cover the cost of production, infrastructure and treatment, according to the city’s figures. In 2015, Gatineau recorded that the average consumption of treated water per person per day was 407 litres.
The Quebec average was 589 litres per person and the Canadian average was 466 litres.