Learn more about water conservation

As we know, water is a precious resource for everyone and we want to limit its unnecessary waste. In the light of climate change, as summers are getting warmer and drought periods are more frequent, it is important to create good habits now for a sustainable future.

Virtual Watershed Tour

Our community relies on the limited water holding capacities of Holland and Stocking Lake. Because these lakes are so important for the wellbeing of our community, we strongly discourage public access to the water basin. However, since we still want to enable people to see where their water comes from, we created a Virtual Watershed Tour. This Tour gives you an insight into the intricacies of the municipal water supply and shows you how water ends up in your tap. If you are curious about the way our water system works, and what happens after you use it, you can check out our Virtual Watershed Tour here, featuring Holland and Stocking Lake and other essential aspects of the municipal water supply system. 

Virtual Watershed Tour

Virtual Watershed Tour


Sustainable Yards

During our increasingly hot and dry summers, our community uses a large proportion of our water supply for watering lawns or gardens. At a municipal scale, the combined effects of individual irrigation contribute significantly to the drainage of our water sources, Holland and Stocking Lake. Therefore, we strongly encourage community members to refrain from watering lawns and gardens. With the long-term wellbeing of your community in mind, you might want to consider planting lawn alternatives instead. Native drought-resistant plants are well-adapted to our local climate, require less irrigation and make for a beautiful lawn alternative. Not only do these lawn alternatives support the survival of bees and other endangered pollinators, they also help to restore ecological systems. To assist your transition away from a grass yard towards a more sustainable backyard, we are hosting a plant giveaway on Wednesday, August 18th from 2-6pm at the Public Works Yard where we will have a variety of native-drought resistant plants available.


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