The heat wave continues, and already restrictions on water in Lot-et-Garonne

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The drought imposes a reasoned consumption of water which is starting to run out at certain points in the Lot-et-Garonne.

While Lot-et-Garonne is placed on heatwave orange vigilance, the prefecture has just communicated the first restrictions on the use of water.

Indeed, there is a prefectural decree governing the management of water use in periods of “drought”, which defines thresholds and measures to limit water use applicable to each of the 26 catchment areas of the department. However, we learn, the observations made this week and the analysis of the flow data have revealed a drop in the flows of all the rivers. The hydrological situation observatory, consulted, proposed the taking of restriction measures on 16 non-replenished watersheds and the application of the level of vigilance for 9 watercourses.

The areas most affected by the drought.
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Are concerned by the restrictive measures, withdrawals in the water for agricultural irrigation use or domestic (watering pleasure and vegetable gardens, lawns, green spaces and sports grounds, except watering carried out by a hand-held device). VSDirect debits are prohibited, depending on the alert level, two days per week (in case of alert), three and a half days (enhanced alert), where youyoualement (crisis). For the time being, the main areas concerned are as follows:

The areas concerned, according to the intensity of the drought.

The areas concerned, according to the intensity of the drought.
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“As part of a process of collective responsibility for the preservation of water resources”, the prefect of Lot-et-Garonne therefore calls “for a reasoned and economical use of this resource. Communities, professionals and the all users are invited to monitor their water consumption”.

It should also be noted that the level of the Garonne also challenges the authorities.


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