Water Conservation

Conserving water helps everyone. It can lower your utility bills in the City of Brantford, help the environment, and aid in water sustainability for the future.

Watering restrictions

The Water Conservation by-law helps us manage the outdoor water usage of residents.

In the by-law, watering times are restricted in the summer months (June to August).

Watering times are restricted to:

  • 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
  • 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

In the summer, your water usage days depend on your house number:

  • If you have an odd numbered address, you can only water on odd numbered calendar days.
  • If you have an even numbered address, you can only water on even numbered calendar days.

Do not overspray water on paved surfaces, such as your driveway. This is prohibited as it wastes water.

Watering cans and pitchers filled from your tap are excluded.

You can also apply for a watering permit.

Low-flow toilets

You can save water by installing low-flow toilets  in your home. These are designed to use less water and save money.

Water conservation tips

Use these water conservation tips to save water every day.

2019 garden seminars

Join us as we host free gardening seminars for City residents in the month of March and learn how you change your green space into an attractive, waterwise landscape. Visit our gardening seminars page for more information. 

Waterwise demonstration garden

The Waterwise demonstration garden, located at Tranquility Hall, showcases gardens that rely on rainfall for moisture.

Waterwise recognition

We recognize your water conservation efforts and award residents who have designed waterwise landscapes. Find out more about our waterwise landscape recognition program.

Watch our water conservation videos for more useful tips.