Lake Major, which serves the communities of Dartmouth, Cole Harbour, Westphal, North Preston and Eastern Passage, continues to see water levels drop to new historic lows as a result of an ongoing lack of significant rainfall (Click to see map of affected service area and historical Lake Major lake elevations).
In order to maintain essential water service, mandatory water conservation restrictions remain in effect 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, pool filling or other outside water usage
- No car/RV or other vehicle washing at home. Commercial car washes remain available for the time being
Thanks to the efforts of residents served by Lake Major, we have seen water usage drop by 3million litres/day. That’s equivalent to filling 1.2 Olympic sized swimming pools per day, or just over 11,000 residents not using any water, based on an average water consumptions rate of 272 litres per day. Halifax Water thanks all residents who have worked to conserve water and help maintain essential water service for Lake Major customers.
Visit the water conservation tips page for a full list of ways to conserve water.
These ongoing water restrictions are in place to maintain essential water service for all customers in the Lake Major service area. Continued water conservation efforts will help avoid a potentially serious situation involving future water outages.
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Contact:James CampbellCommunications & Public Relations CoordinatorHalifax Water 902-490-4604