Greetings Ward 4 Residents,
During the summer, water use in Calgary communities can increase by 20 to 30 per cent. This is due in large part to our watering of gardens and grass. Increased demand for water places a strain on our rivers – the source of our drinking water – and water treatment plants. Being mindful of the water we use outdoors can reduce the impact of hot and dry weather on our yards and gardens.
Adopt these simple tips to ensure you’re using water wisely:
- Watch your weather forecast and skip watering when it has rained or is forecast to rain.
- Avoid watering in the heat of the day (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.). The best time to water is early in the morning.
- Use the right watering tool for the job. A soaker hose, drip irrigation and a watering can, direct water where it is needed most – to the plant roots.
- Capture free rainwater in a rain barrel and use it on your trees, shrubs and flowers.
- Keep your lawn at least 3 inches high. Taller grass shades the soil, requiring less water and staying healthier.
- Add bark, wood chips or stones to reduce water evaporation from your soil.
Visit calgary.ca/waterguide for information on how to create a water efficient yard including Watering 101 for plants, shrubs and trees, lawn care and irrigation systems.
Elections Calgary is hiring!
We are recruiting people to work during the Advance Vote (October 4-10, 2021) and on Election Day (October 18, 2021) for the 2021 General Election.
There are a variety of positions available, including: Presiding Deputy Returning Officer, Deputing Returning Officer, Ballot Clerk, Tabulator Clerk and Information Officer. You must be at least 16 years old to apply for the role of Information Officer, and 18yrs old + to apply for all other roles.
Election workers are paid positions. The pay will vary depending on the position.
For more information or to learn where the right-of-way is located on your property, visit calgary.ca/row.
Thank you for your attention,
Ward 4 Councillor Sean Chu