**** Water Media Release
Voluntary Water Conservation Measures for Customers Served by Lake Major – Update
The prolonged hot, dry weather this summer has resulted in reduced water levels in Lake Major. Although the impact of the rainfall from Hurricane Dorian resulted in the lake level rising by 26 cm, the level of the lake is still below the normal operating range for this time of year. Therefore the voluntary water conservation measures will remain in place.
Lake Major serves approximately 103,000 residents in the communities of Dartmouth, Cole Harbour, Eastern Passage, North Preston and Westphal (see attached map for affected service area).
In order to conserve water, Halifax Water is asking residents and businesses supplied by the Lake Major Water Supply Plant to voluntarily reduce their water usage, until further notice. See the attached Water Conservation and Consumption information for ways to reduce water usage.
We thank customers for their conservation measures so far. Voluntarily conserving water now will reduce the need for mandatory water use restrictions in the near future.
Visit https://halifaxwater.ca/lake-major-voluntary-water-conservation for full details on the Lake Major voluntary water conservation measures, including ways you can help conserve water.