Councillor Sean Chu’s July report to Calgarians

Greetings Ward 4 Residents,

During the summer, water use in Calgary communities can increase by 20 to 30 per cent. This is due in
large part to our watering of gardens and grass. Increased demand for water places a strain on our rivers –
the source of our drinking water – and water treatment plants. Being mindful of the water we use
outdoors can reduce the impact of hot and dry weather on our yards and gardens.
Adopt these simple tips to ensure you’re using water wisely:
o Watch your weather forecast and skip watering when it has rained or is forecast to rain.
o Avoid watering in the heat of the day (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.). The best time to water is early in the
o Use the right watering tool for the job. A soaker hose, drip irrigation and a watering can, direct
water where it is needed most – to the plant roots.
o Capture free rainwater in a rain barrel and use it on your trees, shrubs and flowers.
o Keep your lawn at least 3 inches high. Taller grass shades the soil, requiring less water and staying
o Add bark, wood chips or stones to reduce water evaporation from your soil.
Visit for information on how to create a water efficient yard including Watering 101
for plants, shrubs and trees, lawn care and irrigation systems.
Elections Calgary is hiring!
We are recruiting people to work during the Advance Vote (October 4-10, 2021) and on Election Day
(October 18, 2021) for the 2021 General Election.
There are a variety of positions available, including: Presiding Deputy Returning Officer, Deputing
Returning Officer, Ballot Clerk, Tabulator Clerk and Information Officer. You must be at least 16 years old
to apply for the role of Information Officer, and 18yrs old + to apply for all other roles.
Election workers are paid positions. The pay will vary depending on the position.
Visit for more information and to sign up for the Elections Calgary eNewsletter for
election job updates.
For more information or to learn where the right-of-way is located on your property, visit

Thank you for your attention,

Ward 4 Councillor Sean Chu

TGCA Programming & Community Engagement Coordinator

Programming and Community Engagement Coordinator at the TGCA,

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