Water Ban

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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.).

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.