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July 25, 2023 12:34 PM

Water Conservation Level 2 - Mandatory

Due to weather forecast and information concerning water levels at Mosquito Creek, MANDATORY Level 2 Water Conservation Restrictions are now in place.

All Outdoor Water Use, including watering lawns, non-commercial washing of vehicles, sidewalks, pads, exteriors of building, filling of hot tubs/Jacuzzis, recreational use of sprinklers and like water toys, is restricted to the following schedule:

Odd numbered addresses follow this schedule:

Thursdays, Sundays

Even numbered addresses follow this schedule:

Wednesdays, Saturdays

Watering may occur only during the following hours:

6:00 AM - 9:00 AM or

7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Flowerbeds and vegetable gardens may be watered by hand, during prescribed times, using a watering can or a hose with a nozzle trigger shut off to restrict water flow.

Existing irrigation or watering permits for metered commercial/ industrial irrigation or new residential lawns may be suspended; no new approvals will be issued.


WATER LEVEL 2Water Alert 2
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Latest Update:

August 29, 2023 11:50 AM

Water Alert 2The Town is now urging the public to voluntarily cease all non-critical outdoor irrigation activities with immediate effect to avoid the municipality having to suspend watering permits formally and move to Level 3 (Critical) restrictions.  It's time to let the lawn go brown and harvest any remaining fruit and vegetables.

"The Highwood River is now at historic lows.  Alberta Agriculture and Irrigation are no longer able to divert water into the headworks system.  This has been occurring on/off throughout the summer in response to the river reaching daily temperature thresholds.  At this point we are exceeding both temperature and minimum flow thresholds, requiring the diversion to cease." 

While to the naked eye, Nanton's reservoir would appear to be at decent levels and still pumping at present, the closure of the diversion this early could mean significant storage challenges over the winter if it is not full come early October.  We need your help to keep that reservoir as full as it can be going into winter.

Significant additional information will be provided and circulated if the Town has to move to Level 3 (Critical) restrictions.

Restriction information

Prior Updates

July 13, 2023 3:00 PM

Restrictions are returning to Level 1(conservation) today in light of recent wet weather.  Please continue to use water responsibly.