Township of Severn is committed to reducing water use, loss and waste. We promote water conservation and encourage you to do your part to help reduce water usage and protect our water source for generations to come.

Lawn watering

To help conserve water and reduce costs, our Lawn Watering By-law restricts water usage from July 1 to September 30 each year. If you live at an:

  • even numbered address, you can water your lawn on even numbered days
  • odd numbered address, you can water your lawn on odd numbered days

You can water from the hours of 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Water leaks

It's a good idea to check your plumbing or perform a water audit to ensure that you don't have any leaks. High water bills are usually a result of:

  • running toilet
  • leaky faucets
  • malfunctioning automatic trap filters

If you have a water leak in your home, call a plumber for repairs. Please contact us if you suspect a leak in your service line.

Conservation tips

Here are some tips to help you conserve water:

  • don't over water your lawn (only requires 2.5 cm of water per week)
  • avoid watering your lawn during the hottest part of the day to limit evaporation
  • only run your dishwasher and washing machines when fully loaded
  • invest in water and energy saving units
  • invest in water saving fixtures, such as low-flow toilets and water wise showerheads
  • use a broom instead of a hose to clean sidewalks and driveways
  • cover your swimming pool to limit evaporation by 90%