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What is Hampstead’s policy vis a vis the water restrictions in place for Montreal boroughs? I am going out of town and concerned about leaving my automatic irrigation system in an operational mode.

The Montreal by-law does NOT apply to Hampstead. The Quebec government has a policy which may require Hampstead and other municipalities to pass a similar by-law in the future but it will not be this year.

Hampstead does encourage residents to conserve water by using rain sensors, low flush toilets, etc. Also as announced last year, starting this year our water tax rates will be higher for high volume users than for low or average volume consumers.