Alert | Mandatory outdoor water restrictions in effect - critical water main break affecting city-wide usage

City-wide indoor and outdoor water restrictions are in place. A fire ban is in effect. The boil water advisory has been lifted.

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Updated June 11, 2024 at 9:21 p.m.

A critical water main break has occurred that impacts water availability throughout the city. 

What you need to know


Water use restrictions in place for all of Calgary

To ensure we conserve the water currently available, we are asking all Calgarians to immediately conserve water.

Mandatory outdoor water restrictions

All outdoor water use is temporarily banned under Stage 4 Water Restrictions

Indoor water restrictions

Calgarians are asked to restrict their indoor water use to help our water treatment plants and reservoirs keep up with demand.

Restrictions for businesses

Businesses using large volumes of non-essential water, such as laundromats and car washes, are being asked to reduce water use. Some businesses are exempt, like those who must use water to meet health code standards. 

 

Water restriction dial - stage four

Outage updates

Get the latest updates on the repair.

Latest updates

Fire ban in effect

To help prevent any unnecessary fires, we have implemented a city-wide fire ban, effective immediately. The fire ban includes all City parks.

Learn more about the fire ban

Traffic impacts

Currently 16 Avenue N.W. is closed to traffic and pedestrians in both directions:

  • Eastbound: between Home Road and Sarcee Trail
  • Westbound: between Home Road and 43 Street starting at 9 a.m.,  June 11 for three days.

Expect significant delays. Please consider working from home if you are able. Plan to use alternate routes, or leave earlier. 

Service interruptions

Some City services are affected by the water main break.

Learn more about interrupted services

Frequently asked questions

Read our frequently asked questions about the critical water main break. 

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