Maintenance and inspection work on a large feedermain combined with high water demand as a result of unseasonably high temperatures have created the potential for a water shortage in this area of the city.
Residents and businesses can help reduce overall water use during this time by refraining from outdoor water use, such as:
- watering of lawns, gardens, trees and shrubs with a sprinkler or
- irrigation system.
- washing down outdoor surfaces, exterior building surfaces, sidewalks, driveways or walkways of any sort.
- using water for filling outdoor decorative features, fountains, pools or hot tubs.
- Delay a load of laundry.
- Run only fully-loaded dishwashers and washing machines.
- Using a garbage can, not a toilet to dispose of trash.
- Take short showers and turn off taps.
- Turn off humidifiers and ice machines.
Fesko adds that customers should not be concerned about the quality of the drinking water. The water being produced for Calgary and Airdrie is still of its normal high quality.
For more information, please call 3-1-1, or visit www.calgary.ca