Caution | Outdoor water restrictions in effect

Stage 2 Outdoor Water Restrictions are in effect. Learn more about what you can do during this stage.

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July 18, 2024 update

Calgary moves from Stage 3 to Stage 2 Outdoor Water Restrictions as of today.
 

Water restrictions eased

Using a hose with a spray nozzle is allowed any day/time, while sprinkler use is allowed up to one hour a week during a set schedule according to address. More information on Stage 2 water restrictions is here.

River water pick up location

The Ogden location for river water pick up will be closed later today.

Livestream

For information on:

  • Factors and timeline for easing Outdoor Water Restrictions.
  • Feeder main capacity and concerns, and how those are being managed.

The next update will be 2 p.m. this afternoon on calgary.ca/live.

About the water main break

On the evening of Wednesday, June 5, The City discovered a large water main break in the Bowness and Montgomery area.

The break was on the Bearspaw South Feeder Main, a critical transmission line that carries most of the water from the Bearspaw Water Treatment Plant into Calgary’s water distribution network.

The initial break and five additional “hot spots” – areas needing emergency repair – were fixed. Since July 2, Outdoor Water Restrictions have been slowly eased as we have been carefully increasing the flow of water through the pipe. Increasing the flow adds pressure and stress to the pipe, so teams are moving through this process cautiously, and doing careful monitoring.

Currently, Calgary remains under Stage 2 outdoor water restrictions.


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