As of today, Airdrie and Calgary have reduced their water restrictions from level four to three.

This means, according to the City of Airdrie, that while some outdoor water restrictions will remain in effect, the following outdoor water activities are now permitted:

  • The watering of plants, gardens, trees and shrubs using a handheld container, though the use of outdoor sprinklers remains restricted.
  • The watering of new grass planting (sod or seed) and bulk water sales for the purposes of construction, including grading, compaction and dust control is allowed, subject to the issuance of a Water Use Exception Permit by the City.

With the drop to Level 3 water restrictions, the City will be reopening the Chinook Winds Spray Park tomorrow.

"The overall water usage is minimal due to its recirculation system and it provides a reprieve for residents on warm days, allowing them to play and cool off, especially since outdoor sprinklers are still restricted," stated the city.

The facility uses around 450 cubic meters of water annually. Parks staff will carefully monitor water usage to ensure minimal impact on our water distribution systems. to see the hours of the spray park, click HERE.

The fire advisory for Airdrie has also been lifted thanks to recent rainfall and improved conditions. 

The impacted pipe in Calgary is now operating at 55 per cent capacity as pressure has gradually continued to increase and testing on the line continues.

As of Wednesday, Genesis Place pool and aquatics facilities in Airdrie reopened as repairs of the Calgary water main break were at a point where Airdronians can ease off conserving so much water indoors.

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