Monday is the last day for seasonal water restrictions in Charlottetown.

The restrictions came into force on June 1. Seasonal water use restrictions were first established in Charlottetown last year, during a summer drought that put extra stress on the city's main water supply in the Winter River watershed.

Seasonal water use restrictions include

  • No hosing down of hard surfaces such as driveways and sidewalks.
  • A maximum of two hours a day lawn watering, with no watering during the heat of the day.

There was much more rainfall this spring and summer than last year. The 2012 drought lasted roughly from May 10 to Aug. 16. Only 112 mm of rain fell during that period last year. In 2013 262 mm of rain fell at the Charlottetown Airport over that time period.