In response to prevailing drought conditions in Airdrie and the surrounding region, the City of Airdrie is proactively strengthening its drought preparedness.

Acknowledging the likelihood of prolonged dry conditions, the City is collaborating with neighbouring municipalities to actively monitor the situation and formulate comprehensive readiness plans for the city, local businesses, and residents.

“With the conditions we’re seeing around Alberta right now, it’s important that we all play a part in conserving water,” emphasized Mayor Peter Brown. “The City aims to lead by example, reviewing and adjusting our water use, and we encourage local businesses and residents to do the same. Together, we can make a significant impact.”

As a component of these initiatives, the City is assessing water consumption in its facilities and operations while also reviewing the water bylaw to ensure alignment with regional standards and the encouragement of heightened water conservation measures.

“The City of Airdrie, along with over ten other municipalities, relies on the Bow and Elbow rivers for its water supply. The mountain snowpack that supplies these rivers, remains below average levels,” said Eugene Lund, Manager, Utility Operations. “It's essential to manage our water consumption carefully to ensure sustainability for all users.”

Considering the possibility of ongoing dry weather, the city cautions that there might be a need for outdoor watering restrictions and additional conservation measures in 2024.

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