Critical Water Main Break in Calgary: What You Need to Know

June 14, 2024 | Newcomer Information, Our blog

Photo:  City of Calgary


On June 5th, 2024, Calgary experienced a significant water main break, affecting various neighbourhoods across the city. In response to this emergency, water restrictions, a fire ban, and road closures are now in effect. The City of Calgary’s crews are working tirelessly to repair the damage and restore normal water supply as quickly as possible. This blog provides essential information about the current situation, ongoing efforts, and how you can stay informed.

Updates and Resources

For the latest updates and information, please refer to the following resources:


Water Restrictions: Dos and Don’ts

To help manage the reduced water supply during this period, Calgarians are asked to follow water restrictions. These restrictions are essential to ensure there is enough water for everyone until the situation is resolved. Below are the dos and don’ts for water usage in different languages:














Fire Ban and Road Closure

In addition to water restrictions, a fire ban is in effect. Please refrain from any open burning or use of fire pits. Furthermore, road closures may affect your commute. Please plan accordingly and follow local traffic updates for alternative routes.

Community Spirit and Support

As we approach Neighbour Day, it’s important to remember the community spirit that defines Calgary. Neighbour Day started in June 2014 to celebrate the incredible outpouring of support and generosity of neighbours following the 2013 Calgary floods. Each year on the third Saturday in June, we celebrate our strong and caring communities. It’s time for us to come together again to support our community as much as we can.

Thank you to all Calgarians for your cooperation and understanding during this challenging time!

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