Top Tips from Toronto Water

Here’s some gardening and water efficiency tips from Toronto Water for the summer!


  • Disconnect your downspout and use the rainwater to water your grass and gardens
  • No extra watering required in spring; the rain is enough
  • Sweep sidewalks and driveways clean instead of using a hose
  • Start planning your water-efficient, natural garden using native plants and trees

Environment and Water Efficiency 

  • Dirt on cars can contain toxic chemicals, heavy metals, oil and grease – learn more about how to properly wash your car
  • A leaky toilet or tap can cost an extra $600/month – fix leaks to avoid being charged
  • It costs only $0.002 to fill a reusable water bottle
  • Pool water may contain chemicals. Click here for pool drainage times and advice.

You can find more information here.