The Town of Okotoks is asking locals to reduce their water usage.

According to the town, the Sheep River's water levels are lower than usual at this time of year.

It's attributed to the continuing hot weather and the early snow melt, which has reduced the level to 75-85 per cent.

The town's water conservation efforts have now been moved to Stage 2, and residents are being asked to reduce their usage wherever possible.

Stage 2 equates to a "Water Conservation Advisory." The highest stage, 4, is a "Complete Outdoor Water Ban."

Water Service Manager Davey Robertson was quoted in a release from the town.

"At this point, we're asking residents to help alleviate pressure on our wells by following the outdoor watering schedule and reducing water use whenever possible."

More information, including the town's outdoor watering schedule, can be seen here.