Construction at the Chestermere Water Transfer Station (WTS) coupled with extended periods of hot, dry weather has resulted in increased demand for water in our community. Construction is scheduled to end on May 15, 2023. You may experience a temporary drop in water pressure, especially when watering your lawns and gardens, over the next few days.
The City of Chestermere and EPCOR Utilities Inc. are urging all customers to be mindful of their daily water consumption. Once the WTS is back pumping water at fully capacity, your water pressure will return to normal.
Non-essential water use (all water not used for human consumption) during this time should be deferred. This includes, but is not limited to:
- washing vehicles, driveways and home exteriors
- filling a Jacuzzi, hot tub or swimming pool
- parks watering
- fleet vehicle washing
Residents are encouraged to follow an alternate day lawn water schedule. Water your lawn on an odd calendar day if you live in an odd-numbered house, and water your lawn on an even calendar day if you live in an even-numbered house. Regular lawn requirements are only 2.5 cm of water per week, equal to 1 hour of watering per week.
We do not anticipate any adverse changes to your water bills during this time.