This week’s heat wave is taking a toll on the Region of Waterloo’s groundwater reserves. The region reminds all residents of the water conservation bylaw, and to strictly adhere to the restrictions and reduce water use.
The Water Conservation Bylaw, which took effect this past Wednesday, ensures the region preserves its water supply during fire emergencies or drought conditions and ensures adequate supplies for residents.
During this heat wave, it is especially important for residents to adhere to using outdoor water only when needed, and only on their designated watering day. All in-ground sprinkler systems should only be running if absolutely necessary.
Some residents may also experience reduced water pressure in their homes due to the extra demand on water pumps. Only using water as necessary will help all residents in the region.
City splash pads will remain open as cooling options during the heat wave.
The region will continue monitoring reserves and advise of any further water restrictions the next few days.