Valuable tips on how to reduce your water bills

Brandon, MB – Recent rains in Brandon have been a welcome change for many, given the drought conditions in southwestern Manitoba. The long-term forecast for Brandon remains hot and dry, which can have an impact on the amount of water used throughout the City. Keeping cool and staying hydrated will be important all summer but being mindful of the water we use should not be forgotten. 

  

Water is a precious resource and conserving it has a positive impact on the environment. Ensuring we use every drop effectively has the added benefit of lowering water bills. In the next few weeks, the City of Brandon and the Brandon Emergency Support Team (B.E.S.T) will be advertising ‘Water Conservation Tips’ for your home to consider. More information can be found on the Brandon Environment Committee website: brandonenvironment.ca. 

  

Providing potable water is a core service of the City of Brandon, which includes monitoring the supply and usage. With warmer temperatures and lower than normal rainfall expected, the City will continue to review water supply access.  

  

Currently, there are no water restrictions in place. 

 

As a reminder, City Council passed a Water Conservation By-Law in 2019 that establishes a staged approach to protecting the water supply if capacity were to be diminished. The By-Law and Regulation are available online at:  

·       By-Law 7245.pdf 

·       WTRCONREG-001_-_Water_Conservation By-Law.pdf 

  

Source: City of Brandon media release