The prolonged hot, dry weather has resulted in historic low water levels in Lake Major. Lake Major serves the communities of Dartmouth, Cole Harbour, Westphal, North Preston and Eastern Passage (Click to see map of affected service area and historical Lake Major lake elevations).
In order to conserve water, Halifax Water is instituting mandatory water conservation restrictions for all residents and businesses supplied by the Lake Major Water Treatment Plant, until further notice. The water conservation measures include:
- No lawn, garden, plant watering or other outside water usage
- No car/RV or other vehicle washing at home. Commercial car washes remain available for the time being
Visit http://www.halifax.ca/hrwc/water-conservationtips.php for a full list of ways to conserve water.
These water restrictions are being implemented to maintain essential water service for all customers in the Lake Major service area. Conserving water will help avoid a potentially serious situation involving future water outages.
For more information on Halifax Water please check www.halifaxwater.ca, visit us on YouTube, or Twitter @HalifaxWater.
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Contact: James Campbell, Communications & Public Relations Coordinator Halifax Water 902-490-4604