Watering ban in effect in Pierrefonds-Roxboro, L'Île-Bizard–Sainte-Geneviève and Dollard-des-Ormeaux
June 21, 2012
Montréal, on June 21, 2012 - Montréal's Direction de l'eau potable is issuing a watering ban for residents who are serviced by the Pierrefonds drinking-water plant. The ban is in effect until further notice. Please note that this restriction is required to reduce water use during the heat wave. Residents of Pierrefonds-Roxboro, L'Île-Bizard–Sainte-Geneviève and Dollard-des-Ormeaux are asked to obey the watering ban now in effect.
This measure is necessary for maintaining a reliable, steady supply of drinking water. The Ville de Montréal is asking residents to help this effort by reducing water consumption to a minimum. Please remember that watering lawns and gardens may increase consumption by 50%.
The ongoing repairs – for a total investment of $75 million – aim to upgrade and increase production at the Pierrefonds plant to respond to drinking-water demand in this important area of the Island, as well as meet the new standards introduced by the Québec ministère du Développement durable, de l'Environnement et des Parcs.
The Ville de Montréal is aware of the inconvenience caused by this ban and thanks you for your cooperation.