Water conservation is essential to maintaining safe reservoir levels and ensuring a continuous supply of this essential resource.
The Town of Edson relies on multiple water wells to supply our residents and commercial users with potable water. During long dry periods the water usage per person goes up and the wells can’t always keep up with production. Many factors can play into this, including our regulatory requirements, equipment availability, and how our users (businesses and residents) are using the water.
Home Water Conservation Tips
- Use low-flow faucets and showerheads
- Use a toilet tank leak test kit
- Monitor kitchen and washroom water use
Lawn and Yard Watering Tips
Lawn and yard water use are significant drivers of water consumption in Edson. Water use can increase by up to 50% in summer from lawn watering. Maintaining a low water lawn can go a long way in reducing a household’s overall water use. Some strategies to maintain the health of your lawn while minimizing water use are:
- Only water your lawn as much as it needs. Most lawns only require around 1 inch of water per week. Overwatering can lead to shallow root growth, making your lawn more prone to drought and heat. 1 inch of water can be achieved in 25-30 minutes for an average lawn.
- Watering your lawn in the early morning is the most effective way to retain moisture in your lawn. Watering in the afternoon leads to high amounts of evaporation, reducing the amount of water getting to the roots.