The Town's of Black Diamond and Turner Valley are looking to residents and business owners to help restore water levels in the reservoir.

Over the past few months, the water level has reached lower than acceptable levels at 70 per cent of capacity, with the possibility of a level three water restriction being put into effect for the Towns.

A solution to avoid these restrictions is asking businesses and residents to assist in restoration of the levels.

To that end, effective immediately, outdoor rinks will not be flooded and all town departments will restrict water use and will delay any unnecessary projects with large volumes of water.

For the next two weeks, the Town's would like all residents to reduce their water consumption, where possible.

Several factors have caused the low reservoir levels,  including a lack of moisture, lower river levels, and provincial regulatory delays in completing the Sheep River direct intake system, which is designed to fill the reservoir faster.

These measure will be in place until the reservoir water level improves and remains consistently above 80 per cent capacity.

Helpful water conservation tips:

Reduce non-essential water use
Check for and repair any fixture leaks
Take shorter showers; turn off the tap while shaving or brushing your teeth
Wash only full loads of laundry and dishes; set the water-level appropriately
Scrape, do not rinse the food off of dishes
Keep a jug of drinking water in your refrigerator (don't run the tap to get ice-cold water)
Place vegetables and fruit in a partially filled sink or pot, then rinse them quickly

For more information, please contact the Town of Black Diamond at 403-933-4348.

Here are a few links:

Water Use and Conservation Bylaw 18-06 and 100 Ways of Conserving Water in Your Home.


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