Bylaw Components

The powers exercised by the trustees of the Rutland Waterworks District are enacted through the passage of written documents known as bylaws. All bylaws passed by the trustees are reviewed by the Inspector of Municipalities.


Sprinkling Regulations - know when you can water

Under normal conditions (not a drought stage), year round, watering permitted up to three days per week. 

  • ODD  numbered houses: Water only on Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday
  • EVEN numbered houses: Water only on Wednesday, Friday & Sunday
  • NO properties allowed: No watering on Monday for anyone
  • AUTOMATIC UNDERGROUND IRRIGATION SYSTEMS may run between 12 a.m. (midnight) & 6 a.m. on your scheduled odd/even days.
  • MANUAL SPRINKLERS can run between 6 a.m. & 10 a.m. or 7 p.m. & 12 a.m. (midnight) on your scheduled odd/even days. One sprinkler at a time.
  • HAND WATERING (using a spring loaded nozzle) can occur at any time. 

Regulation infractions may result in water being turned off, and a turn-on fee of $65.00 being imposed.


Why does Rutland Waterworks have year-round watering regulations?

Approximately 85% of our peak water demands are used outside the home. Control of peak water demands through the continuance of even/odd day water regulations allow the system to meet normal demands without very expensive system expansion. Please respect these regulations.