French Authorities Impose Water Consumption Restrictions in 78 Departments
French Authorities Implement Water Consumption Restrictions in 78 Departments
According to Le Figaro, the French authorities have implemented restrictions on water consumption in 78 departments across the country. These measures were introduced in mid-August and are primarily targeted at 40 provinces facing a severe water shortage and drought.
The restrictions include a ban on filling private pools, washing cars, and watering gardens in sports stadiums. Additionally, there will be limitations on water usage in agriculture. The aim is to address the water crisis in France and ensure responsible water management.
Since the beginning of the year, approximately 6,000 inspections have been carried out to monitor citizens’ adherence to the water consumption regulations. These inspections have revealed violations in about 7% of the cases examined.
Last year, France declared a state of “climate threat” in 19 provinces due to soaring temperatures reaching up to 40 degrees Celsius. French President Emmanuel Macron expressed concerns about the risk of wildfires due to drought affecting almost half of the country’s administrations.