As a result of the numerous heat waves and heat waves that have affected France since the beginning of the summer, a historic drought has hit the entire territory. 93 departments are currently experiencing water restrictions and are on drought alert. Three of them are at the alert level, 22 on heightened alert and 68 at the crisis threshold. Everyone is therefore concerned and is called upon to exercise the greatest caution.
The restrictions applied to the different departments vary according to the level of alert. And beware of those who do not respect the restrictions imposed as a result, sanctions are planned and could hurt the wallet very badly. Indeed, a user could be fined 1,500 euros in the event of non-compliance with water restrictions. And in the event of a recurrence, the latter could go up to 3000 euros.
An inter-ministerial crisis unit has been created to deal with this exceptional situation, and to try to impose these water restrictions on the population for as short a time as possible. In addition, more than a hundred municipalities are deprived of drinking water according to information from the Ministry of Ecological Transition and Territorial Cohesion relayed by La Dépêche. “More than a hundred municipalities in France today no longer have drinking water,” Christophe Béchu said on Friday August 5, 2022.
Remarks accentuated by the declaration of Elisabeth Borne, Prime Minister: “This drought is the most serious ever recorded in our country”. These statements speak volumes about the seriousness of the situation in our country. Therefore, every gesture counts. While some are simple, quick, and effective in the short term, others require more time and will have a real impact in the long term. Everyone, at home, can put in place tips to save water. Here is a list of 5 things to put in place to reduce your daily water consumption.