The City of Clarence-Rockland has lifted the outdoor water ban that was implemented due to an equipment malfunction. The ban has now been lifted for the Limoges water system. The municipality extends its gratitude to the residents for their cooperation and continued commitment to water conservation and essential water use.

REMINDER OF BY-LAW 53-2021: From May 1st to September 30th, The Nation Municipality has restrictions on the use of water from municipal water works for the purpose of watering lawns, gardens, flowers, hedges, or any other water usage outside any building. The following exceptions apply:

  • People living at odd-numbered buildings are permitted to water on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m.
  • People living at even-numbered buildings are permitted to water on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m.
  • People watering manually are permitted to water at any time.

It is STRICTLY forbidden for anyone to use water from a municipal network for outdoor watering on Sundays. This allows the tanks to be refilled.


Despite our efforts to maintain a stable water supply, occasional bans are necessary for the following reasons:

  • During extended periods of hot and dry weather, water demand can increase by up to 50%, largely due to outdoor water use. However, there are limits to the volume of water the Limoges system is allowed to draw from our well water source, and to the capacity of the water treatment and distribution system. When water levels drop, restrictions are essential to preserve the supply.
  • The water system of the City of Clarence-Rockland extends south from the Cheney water tower to the Limoges distribution system. Since we are still in Phase 1 of the project, we can currently draw only a limited amount of water per day from Clarence-Rockland. We are actively working to complete the next phases of our water system project. Although these improvements will increase our water supply and reduce the likelihood of future bans, it introduces a new consideration. As per our Water Joint agreement when a water usage ban is issued in the City of Clarence-Rockland a water ban is also to be implemented in The Nation municipality.

For any questions or concerns regarding the water usage ban, please call 613-443-1425, ext. 301.

Water ban authorized by the The Nation Municipality
Nicholas Pigeon, CET
Director of Water and Wastewater