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Water Levels in Cumberland’s Drinking Water System

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Cumberland draws its drinking water from surface water reservoirs in the Perseverance Creek and Cumberland Creek sub-watersheds and a groundwater source at Coal Creek Historic Park. While water levels are below typical levels for this time of year, there is currently sufficient water in our drinking water system.

Water restrictions for lawn watering and watering with a sprinkler begin each year on May 1, however residents are always encouraged to use water wisely.

Remember, the best time to water in your garden is early in the morning or in the evening to help conserve soil moisture. Using mulch in your garden and top dressing your lawn with organics will also keep the moisture in the soil so you can water less. Your lawn only needs 2.5cm of water each week. Water deeply and less frequently to help develop deep root systems.

Find out more on how to conserve water and water restrictions in Cumberland.

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