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Airdrie enhances drought preparedness and urges local businesses and residents to conserve water

March 1 - For immediate release: 

Airdrie, Alberta - The City of Airdrie is taking proactive steps to enhance its drought preparedness amidst current drought conditions affecting Airdrie and the surrounding region. With a high likelihood of continuing dry conditions, the City is working in collaboration with neighbouring municipalities to monitor the situation and develop comprehensive readiness plans for the City, local businesses and residents.

“With the conditions we’re seeing around Alberta right now, it’s important that we all play a part in conserving water,” emphasized Mayor Peter Brown. “The City aims to lead by example, reviewing and adjusting our water use, and we encourage local businesses and residents to do the same. Together, we can make a significant impact.”

As part of these efforts, the City is conducting an evaluation of water usage within City facilities and operations and is reviewing the water bylaw to ensure it aligns with regional standards and promotes enhanced water conservation measures.

“The City of Airdrie, along with over ten other municipalities, relies on the Bow and Elbow rivers for its water supply. The mountain snowpack that supplies these rivers, remains below average levels,” said Eugene Lund, Manager, Utility Operations. “It's essential to manage our water consumption carefully to ensure sustainability for all users.”

Given the potential for continued dry weather, the City advises that outdoor watering restrictions and other conservation measures may become necessary in 2024.

For more information on how to conserve water and prepare for the summer months, businesses and residents are encouraged to visit

The City of Airdrie will continue to provide updates on the drought situation, changes to the water bylaw and any declarations of water restrictions at


Media contact:
Eugene Lund
Manager, Utility Operations
403.948.8800 ext. 6416