A family of four can save 160,000 litres of water or more a year by installing low flow shower heads. Older shower heads have flow rates as high as 20 litres per minute while newer ones use between 5.6 and 9.5 litres per minute – half the water and energy!
Recycle unused water. While waiting for hot water to flow, catch the cool water in a bucket. Use it later to water your plants or pets.
Take a 5 minute shower instead of a bath, or reduce your bath water by just 2 inches.
Toilets are one of the biggest water users in homes with 24% of household water getting flushed away!
Do not use the toilet as a garbage can. Tissues and other items can be thrown in the trash can saving you 1000 litres of water per year.
Place a few drops of food coloring in the tank of the toilet(s) in the late evening
Let the coloring sit overnight
If color appears in the bowl by morning, you have a leak.
The average lawn and/or garden only needs 5 centimeters of waters per week, including rain. Longer, infrequent watering will help develop deeper, healthier roots.
Consider Watering the lawn and/or garden early in the morning to avoid water being lost to evaporation.
Make sure your sprinkler is aimed at your lawn and not the sidewalk, driveway, or road.
Aerate your lawn regularly and use mulch around plants to reduce evaporation.
Use a rain barrel to collect water for your plants and shrubs.
A Fire Advisory
is now in effect. The wildfire danger for the Grande Prairie Forest Area
is VERY HIGH.
wind and crossover conditions are forecast for
today. Always check the weather and fire danger conditions before you work
or travel in the Grande Prairie Forest Area. Take extra caution in areas
that have abundant grass and dry vegetation. Keep watch of your surroundings
and ensure you have sufficient firefighting equipment and water
fire advisory is in effect for the Grande Prairie Forest Area section of
the Forest Protection Area due to forecasted high temperatures and low
permits are suspended.
new fire permits will be issued until conditions improve.
burning, other than a campfire, is prohibited.
wood campfires. *
propane fire pits.
or propane stoves and barbecues.
or infrared-style heaters.
*Safe wood campfires - should be within a metal,
brick, or rock fire ring.
Since March 1, 2021 there have been 49 wildfires burning
nearly 63 hectares in the Grande Prairie Forest Area. For more
information on the current wildfire situation across the province of
Alberta visit wildfirestatus.alberta.ca
Recent dry conditions have increased the potential for
Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) fires to occur, the hot areas on your OHV can
collect grass and other debris and start a wildfire. Clean your ride
regularly throughout the day and carry a bucket with you in the event of
a starting a wildfire.
Effective June 22, 2021 at 1300hrs. A fire advisory is in
effect, all active permits are suspended including burn barrels and no
new fire permits will be issued until conditions change. Check Alberta Fire Bans for the most up to date
information on advisories, restrictions and bans in your area. Anyone
living outside the FPA can contact their municipality for
information about local fire permit requirements.
From March 1st until October 31st, fire permits are
required for any burning except campfires in the Forest Protection Area