Are there any non-permitted days for watering turf and other plants?
Ontario residents are encouraged to apply water to their landscape no more than every other day. Watering should take place before 6 am or after 6 pm.
Are there are any rebate programs available for removing turf and replacing it with drought-tolerant plants?
There is currently a rebate available for removing turf and replacing with drought tolerant plants. You can find out more information about this program by visiting the programs and rebate section of the website.
Is there a rebate available for replacing live turf with artificial turf?
There is no rebate available for artificial turf. The Turf Replacement rebate is available for replacing turf with drought tolerant plants.
Am I allowed to wash my car?
Under the current water restrictions, you are encouraged to wash your vehicles with an automatic shut off nozzle on the hose. Taking your car to the carwash is a much more efficient use of water and reduces the amount of run-off produced.
Where can I get free mulch?
The City of Ontario holds two mulch giveaways a year, please call (909)395-2633 for more information. In addition, the Waterwise Community Center gives away free mulch twice a month.