Current Notices - N/A
Water outages, bans and water restrictions occur for various reasons. Sometimes they are planned and allow for advance notification to residents.
What to do
During a water restriction, residents are asked to reduce their non-essential water use.
You can reduce your non-essential water use by:
- not watering lawns, trees and gardens.
- taking short five minute showers.
- not washing vehicles, driveways and house exteriors.
- postponing laundry and dish washing.
- waiting to fill hot tubs, pools or large aquariums.
- turning off taps while shaving and brushing your teeth.
- flushing toilets only when necessary.
During a water ban, residents are asked to discontinue all non-essential water use, and all outdoor water use is prohibited.
Water restrictions and bans can occur:
- during periods of hot, dry weather.
- if there is construction on water pipes and facilities.
- if there is an unexpected water emergency (e.g., water pipe break, etc.).
A water ban could be put in place if:
- there is an unexpected emergency with a major water system component resulting in a sudden shortage of water supply.
- there is planned construction on a major water system component.
- the demand for water exceeds availability after water restriction has been in place.
- storage reservoirs need time to replenish.
- there is a water quality emergency.
- Lamont County also manages water amounts to make sure there is sufficient water storage for firefighting.
If you notice someone using a lot of water during a ban or reduction, you may want to make them aware of the ban or reduction or call 780-855-2233 to report violations.