So far the extended heat and lack of rain is not impacting water levels for Regina.
On an average day, 75 megalitres of water will be used, but on Wednesday, that amount spiked to 130 megalitres.
It takes two-and-a-half megalitres of water to fill an Olympic sized pool.
Despite the current conditions, residents don’t have to change their water usage — just yet.
“Right now, we’re not asking for any restrictions but we certainly are looking for folks to think about how they use their water and make sure that they’re getting every last drop worth of value,” Pat Wilson, manager of city water, explained.
That could mean watering lawns and gardens every other day or during the cooler times of the day.
No algae concerns at this time
There is some algae reported on the water at Buffalo Pound Lake but there is no concern just yet.
“Typically what will happen is we’ll get a few really intense days and then we’ll get a day where it’s cooler and people aren’t watering as much and we have a chance to catch-up,” Wilson said.
If the dry, hot conditions along with further algae on the lake continue, it will put further pressure on the system.