The City of Weyburn’s water conservation bylaw is still in effect, even if watering the lawn is one of the last things people think about with rain expected tonight.  

The bylaw states those in an even-numbered address can water their lawn on Sundays, Tuesdays and Fridays, while those in odd-numbered addresses can water on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. The bylaw was first introduced in 2016 and was then enacted permanently in 2018.  

Water conservation was a question that came up again this spring, after an extremely dry 2023, and a below-normal runoff forecast for the southeast. The city’s Director of Engineering, Jennifer Wilkinson, noted conservation is an important message to get out to residents.  

“We will be encouraging people to set up rain barrels, only water on their designated days, and ensure that they’re being responsible with their water usage,” Wilkinson said.  

The City of Weyburn’s Water Conservation Bylaw, passed in May 2018, allows for watering of yards of even-numbered houses between 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 a.m. on Sundays, Tuesdays and Fridays. Odd-numbered houses can water their yards on Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays. No watering is permitted on Wednesdays.   

Those who have planted fresh lawns, or have laid new sod, can apply for a watering exemption permit, which allows for additional watering time for three weeks. 

The city is also encouraging residents to use the EyeOnWater app. The app allows residents to view and monitor daily and weekly water usage, and also be alerted when a leak is detected.