Posted: Aug 16, 2012
The dry weather this spring and summer has shone a spotlight on water usage in Charlottetown.
The city gets nearly all its water from the Winter River watershed. The drought this season caused the Brackley Branch of the river to run dry six weeks earlier than it did in 2011.
The city is nearing the limit for water use from the watershed allowed in its provincial permit. But the Winter River Watershed Association believes the amount allowed in the permit is unsustainable. They want the province to reduce the amount of water the city is allowed to take.
The situation has prompted the city to ask residents to conserve water.
CBC News has created this calculator to help you see how much water you are using, and how you might use less.