Regional Water Conservation Order in Effect

With this summer’s warm and dry weather, residents are reminded to limit their use of water outdoors to protect the water supply.  The regional water supply servicing the municipalities of St. John’s, Paradise, Mount Pearl, CBS, and Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s is experiencing a higher than usual demand. The public are reminded of the Water Conservation Order, in place permanently since 2002, to promote wise water use in the region. Residents are asked to follow the Order so water demand can be addressed before it reaches a critical point and further actions are needed. The quality of the water is not impacted by this Order.

Under the Order, lawn watering is only permitted at the following times for residents of Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s:

  • EVEN street numbers, between 6 and 8 a.m., and 8 and 10 p.m., Tuesdays and Saturdays
  • ODD street numbers, between 6 and 8 a.m., and 8 and 10 p.m., Thursdays and Sundays
  • Hand watering of lawns and gardens is permitted at any time
  • Residents with a new lawn may water it between 6 and 8 a.m., and 8 and 10 p.m. every day for a period of 60 days following installation

Residents can wash cars or windows provided it is done with a hose with a shut-off nozzle.

This Water Conservation Order is only applicable to those on town water and does not impact residents with private well water supply. All municipalities will be actively enforcing the Water Conservation Order and the cooperation of residents is appreciated.

Residents of the Town of Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s with questions or concerns may contact [email protected] for all inquiries. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to protect the water supply together.

Media Contact:
Stephanie Tucker
Acting Director of Economic Development, Marketing and Communications
The Town of Portugal Cove–St. Philip’s
709-895-8000 (ext. 271)
[email protected]