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Another water conservation notice in Alma

By Brad Perry May 13, 2024 | 6:31 AM

Residents and businesses in the community of Alma are once again being asked to conserve water.

The municipality of Fundy Albert issued a water conservation notice for the community on Friday.

“Actions must be taken now as the water supply is not replenishing at a fast enough rate due to the high demand on the system,” the municipal government said in a Facebook post.

“If the reservoir level continues to drop, we will be forced to issue a boil water notice.”

Public works crews isolated valves in the system but did not find any anomalies, the municipality said.

An additional water supply from Fundy National Park is expected to be up and running later this week.

“It is so very important to have a healthy water level in the reservoir before bringing the temporary water line into service,” said the municipality.

ALMA WATER CONSERVATION NOTICEMay 10, 2024 Alma water users. Please take immediate action to reduce water usage to…

Posted by Village of Fundy Albert on Friday, May 10, 2024

This is the second time in as many weeks that a water conservation notice has been issued for the community.

A similar notice was issued on April 27 after a sudden increase in usage last week led to a major drop in levels.

Mayor Bob Rochon said at the time that it remains unclear exactly what caused the increase in usage.

Residents are encouraged to take shorter showers; inspect faucets, toilets, and hoses for any leaks; wash full loads of laundry or dishes outside of peak hours between 8 p.m. and 8 a.m.; and turn off the tap when brushing their teeth.

Water problems are nothing new for the community of roughly 300 residents, which sees its population balloon during the summer tourism season.

During last year’s peak, the community was using five times more water than its reservoir was able to hold.