Grand Forks needs to approve tougher water restrictions amidst the very dry weather and near record river lows.
This from councillor Colleen Ross after council’s recent narrow rejection of a move to allow sprinkler use only twice a week. Currently sprinklers can be used on alternating days, a policy that is being enforced.
She says it’s not just for conservation reasons but a public safety issue too.
At least one city councillor argues people’s gardens would die if they could only use sprinklers twice a week.
Ross – a farmer and gardener disagrees – saying people need to change their watering procedures and update equipment which means much less water is needed.