Water restrictions in effect in Spruce Grove

Water restrictions in effect in Spruce Grove

Residents asked to curtail non-essential water use

UPDATE: Water restriction lifted;
We'd like to thank everyone for doing their part!

August 25, 2016 - A water restriction is currently in effect in Spruce Grove and residents are being asked to refrain from using water for non-essential purposes.

The recent high volumes of rainfall throughout the North Saskatchewan River watershed has increased debris in the water and as a result, the rate of potable water production has slowed and demand is in excess of current production.

Epcor External, which supplies water to several communities in the capital region including Spruce Grove, is asking customers to voluntarily curb non-essential water use, which includes:

  • Watering your lawn
  • Cleaning your driveway or sidewalk with water
  • Use of sprinklers and soaker hoses
  • Filling of pools and water fountains

The restriction does not affect watering newly laid sod or newly planted trees.

Residents are also being asked to practice wise water use, such as taking shorter showers and only running washing machines or dishwashers for a full load.

In addition to the appeal to the public to curtail their non-essential water use, the City will also be refraining from non-essential water use, including the suspension of fire training as well as hydrant and water main flushing. The two splash pads will be closed during the water restriction. The City uses non-potable water from a well to water flowers, trees and other landscaped areas.

Updates will be provided through the City's website and social media. For more information on water bans, please review our frequently asked questions.

Epcor, along with the City, realizes this is an inconvenience and would like to thank residents for their cooperation.