No bath, no laundry: Calgarians do their part to cut water usage as pipe rupture continues to cause shortages

June 10, 2024

By Carrie Tait, The Globe and Mail

June 10, 2024

Alexander Aubichon says the last time he had a bath was never.

On Monday afternoon, the five-year-old was testing his new-found ability to pump himself higher on a swing. He jumped off and landed on a bed of pebbles in a playground at the Bowness Seniors’ Centre in Calgary.

“A pipe burst,” Alexander explained.

He is doing his part to conserve water after a major piece of infrastructure ruptured in Calgary last Wednesday, and officials are uncertain when it will be fixed – putting the city at risk of running out of treated water.

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