Restrictions on water use. Are you still allowed to water your garden and fill your pool?

Restrictions on water use also apply to individuals (© Archives of illustrations actu.fr)

The prefecture of Orne has just published a decree about this Tuesday, July 26, 2022 strengthening measures to limit water consumption. This applies to the entire department and, in particular, to the Pays de L’Aigle area, which is particularly concerned.

The prefecture’s first decree was issued on July 12, 2022, but “the drought situation continues to worsen and spread due to low rainfall this month of July,” Orn Prefecture said in a press release.

Your sector is concerned,

Threshold values ​​set for rivers in the Orne department have been reached in several areas of concern. This observation forced Prefect Orn to take measures to temporarily limit the use of water in the municipalities of the alarm zones.

Pools “Huisne”, “Risle, Charentonne and Guiel”, “Touques”, “Dives and Life”,
‘Orne Amont’ and ‘Orne Moyenne’ are classified as drought WARNING.

“Avre” and “Eton” pools are classified as HIGH DANGER
drought.

The pools “Mayen Amon”, “Egrenn, Varenne” and “Sart Amon” are classified
in a drought CRISIS situation.

Watering, car washing…

“Measures to limit or temporarily restrict water use, including for use by individuals, communities, industrialists and farmers, take effect today in these basins until further notice. They concern, among other things, watering lawns, gardens, washing vehicles…”, the prefecture clarifies.

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These restrictions apply until September 30, 2022. A return to normal may be decided by prefectural decree based on a finding of sustained improvement in hydrological conditions or, conversely, in the case of deteriorating hydrological conditions, “more restrictive measures may be adopted” by prefectural decree.

Several sectors of Orne are in a state of alert
Several sectors of Orne are in a state of alert (© Orne Prefecture)

ITON is on high alert

BONNEFOI, BONSMOULINS, CHANDAI, CRULAI, LA CHAPELLE-VIEL, LA FERRIERE-AU-DOYEN, LES ASPRES, LES GENETTES, SAINT-AQUILIN-DE-CORBION, SAINT-MICHEL-TUBOEUF, SAINT-OUEN-SUR-ITON, SOLIGNY- LA TRAPE, VITRAY-SOU-LEIGH.

Here are the limitations in Enhanced Alert
Here are the limitations in Enhanced Alert (© Orne Prefecture)

RISLE, CHARENTONNE, GUIEL are under drought warnings

AUBE, AUGUISE, BEAUFAI, BRETHEL, ECAUFFOUR, ECORCEI, L’AIGLE, LA FERTE-EN-OUCHE, LA GONFRIERE, LA TRINITE-DES-LAITIERS, LE MENIL-BERARD, LE SAP-ANDRE, PLANCHES, RAI, SAINT-EVROULT -NOTRE-DAME-DU-BOIS, SAINT-HILER-SURILL, SAINT-MARTIN-D’EQUEBLE, SAINT-NICHOLES-DE-SOMMIRE, SAINT-PIERRE-DES-LOGES, SAINT-SULPIS-SURILL, SAINT-SIMFOR ‘EN-DES-BRUYERS, SAINT-HAUBURG-SAINT-COLOMBE, TOUQUET.

All restrictions are in the drought threat area
All restrictions are in the drought threat area (© Orne Prefecture)

TOUQUES warns of drought

AVERNES-SAINT-GOURGON, CANAPVILLE, CHAMP-HAUT, CHAUMONT, CISAI-SAINT-OBIN, COULMER, CROISILLES, GACE, LE BOSC-RENOULT, LE MENIL-VICOMTE, LIGNERES, MARDILLY, NEUVILLE-SUR-TOUQUES, ORGERES, PONCHARDON, RESENLIER, SAINT-AUBAN DE BONNEVAL, SAINT-EURO-DES-MONFOR, SAINT-GERMAN-D’HANET, CAPE-EN-AUGE, TICHEVILLE.

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