Water restrictions have been issued for private individuals in 35 communes of the Pyrenées-Orientales.
Check out the government’s colour coded map of water restrictions in HERE
With consumption rising and resources falling, pollution of our water could become a real problem in the future so for now, the préfet of the Pyrénées-Orientales is putting restrictions on non-essential use of water.
Restrictions include a ban on…
…. the use of water for leisure activities eg filling up swimming pools, although the ‘mise à niveau’ – small top ups – is acceptable.
…. washing your car other than in commercial car washes, which may still be used if open.
….. the use of beach showers
….. cleaning house walls and terraces not under construction
Vegetable gardens may only be watered before 8h and after 20h
Failure to respect these restrictions could result in a fine of several thousand euros. Spot checks could be carried out.
COMMUNES AFFECTED SO FAR
Canet-en-Roussillon, Le Barcarès, Sainte-Marie, Saint-Hippolyte, Saint-Laurent-de-la-Salanque, Torreilles, Bages, Banyuls-dels-Aspres, Brouilla, Cabestany, Caixas, Calmeille, Canohès, Corneilla-del-Vercol, Elne, Fourques, Llauro, Llupia, Montauriol, Montescot, Oms, Ortaffa, Passa, Pollestres, Ponteilla, Sainte-Colombe-de-la-Commanderie, Saint-Jean-Lasseille, Saleilles, Terrats, Théza, Tordères, Tresserre, Trouillas, Villemolaque, Villeneuve-de-la-Raho, Vivès.