Water restrictions have been issued for private individuals in 35 communes of the Pyrenées-Orientales, particularly in Les Aspres and la Salanque

According to the préfet des P.O. Philippe Chopin… “Compte tenu de la pluviométrie toujours aussi insuffisante, les mesures de restriction en vigueur sont prolongées jusqu’au 31 octobre 2018, indique dans un communiqué la préfecture des P.O.”

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.
…..watering lawns
….. 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.


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.

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