The community of Fort Chipewyan, Alta., is asking residents to conserve water after a pipe burst in the community sometime over the weekend.

Bruce Inglis with the Fort Chipewyan hamlet says he's not sure when the main burst but a lot of water has been lost from the community's water storage. He says residents need to conserve water in case there is a fire.

About 10 houses in the community have lost water pressure and Inglis says they may lose water all together if the main isn't fixed soon.

He's hoping it will be repaired by Tuesday afternoon.