Every gardener should be aware of the need to use water more efficiently and to protect our water sources by limiting pollution.
With increased demands on water supplies, there's a greater focus on conserving water. Water can no longer be considered a limitless resource.
Abbotsford residents love to garden and our community benefits . For most of the year, Abbotsford receives enough rain to keep gardens adequately watered. However, the summer months are usually dry, and our summer water use is almost double the average.
Many residents are unaware that they are wasting water due to inefficient watering practices and planting gardens that are not suitable for our climate.
That’s why the Abbotsford Mission Water & Sewer Commission restricts watering to ensure there is reliable quantity of water available.
The treatment and distribution of water is not free and there is a lot of infrastructure that is needed to provide residents with a clean reliable quantity of water.
So we should all do our part and conserve this precious resource!