Since the Town of Coalhurst receives it’s water from the City of Lethbridge, the following is a notice effective immediately:
The City of Lethbridge is asking its users to limit water usage. The quick melt and ice jams in the Oldman River are causing high turbidity in the river making the water difficult to treat at the Water Treatment Plant. Conservation will help maintain our storage levels until the plant can make adjustments, and help us to avoid a boil water order in the near future.
Residents and businesses should refrain from all outdoor uses including car washing and should restrict water usage to essential uses only such as cooking.
This also means avoiding using dishwashers, washing machines and taking long showers.
Residents are also asked not to hoard water, as this creates an increase in water consumption in a short period of time, adding to difficulties at the Plant.
The notice is in effect until further notice and residents are thanked in advance for their cooperation.
For further updates, please visit the City of Lethbridge’s website here.