Watering Ban Led to Dozens of Warnings
Prince George, B.C. – The watering ban that was in place last week in Prince George saw numerous property owners being warned for violations.
The City says the total number of warnings issued during the ban was 80. Bylaw enforcement is reviewing one particular case, which may result in a fine.
The ban , which was in place from noon Monday to midnight Friday, was to ensure there would be significant water pressure throughout the City while crews installed the final piece of a line between two major wells in the city.
During the ban, residents were not to be using sprinklers or irrigation systems, but could continue to water gardens or lawns provided they were using a hand held device.
The “loop” was being put in place so that in the event there was an issue with the well or the equipment , water could continue to be provided by switching to the other well.
The $3 million dollar project took a year to complete.
GOOD, just as long as the city also abides by it all is cool! Now, about those soaker hoses……. LOL
Did the city deliver notices door to door prior to the ban? The city can’t expect every resident will know there is a ban in effect. How does the city deal with bylaw infractions that are reported to them by taxpayers that include proof of the infraction? They pick and choose what they like to enforce not what should be enforced.
C’mon, this has been going on for years! Even I know that and I don’t get the newspaper. Radio announcements galore. 250 news, there is media coverage on this. What do you want the city to do, hold their hands! Pick and choose? 80 households they ‘picked’ just because! I saw the white pickup truck in my neighbourhood twice. If you are a homeowner you can always phone the city. I am, for once, actually defending the city, just plain common sense. If I saw a homeowner ‘consistently’ abusing the set by-law you damn right I would phone the city.
Ignorance of the rules is not a defense to break them.
I am pretty sure they all said they didn’t know about it
They only gave out warnings, so I’m not sure if there’s any reason to be enraged.
Betcha at least a few of those were found on Clare crescent.
Water meters are coming.
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