WATERING YOUR LAWN AND DOING YOUR PART FOR
THE HEALTH OF THE ENVIRONMENT
The hot dry summer of 2015 on Vancouver Island continues and with it, people are being misinformed in regards to watering lawns and saving the environment.
Some people have even been trying to shame their neighbours into not watering their lawns!
If you have a water ban like Parksville or certain parts of Regional District Nanaimo or you are not on your own well, unfortunately, there is nothing you can do. The rest of the areas we service are under normal summer restrictions. Our water recommendations continue to be the same as in past years.
WATER DEEPLY (one inch per area) AND INFREQUENTLY (1 to 2 times per week) IN THE MORNING.
BENEFITS OF WATERING YOUR LAWN, KEEPING IT GREEN AND DOING “YOUR PART”
OXYGEN GENERATION A green, growing, grass area of 50 feet by 50 feet produces enough oxygen to meet the needs of a family of four. Each acre of grass produces enough oxygen for 64 people every day.
COOLING EFFECTS Maximum surface temperatures. (Celsius degrees) Green Grass 31 degrees, Brown Dormant Grass 52 degrees, Artificial Turf 70 degrees. Fact: Eight average homes on a block have the cooling effect of 70 tons of air conditioning.
AIR QUALITY Actively growing grass plants absorb gaseous pollutants such as carbon dioxide, hydrogen fluoride and peroxyacetyl nitrite the worst atmospheric pollutants. Dust dirt and even smoke are trapped by lush, growing grass plant leaves where it is washed into the soil system by water condensed on the leaves and rainfall. Grassed areas significantly lower the levels of atmospheric dust and pollutants.
You have a reason to feel good if you are doing your part and we thank you! If someone is questioning you about your lawn watering, just ask them……… “Why aren’t you doing your part?”
If you can water and you want to water, please do. It is your right to do as you wish!
Various Cities, Towns, Regional Districts and Private Water Suppliers
Check your current watering status by clicking on the links below for your area.
www.rdn.bc.ca (Nanoose Bay)
www.epcor.com (French Creek)