Water: are we using too much or too little?

Some communities around Montreal are asking residents to limit their use of water, not only because summer brings heat waves, but because it turns out that people working from home use more water.

At the same time, intermittent heat wave warnings include advice on staying hydrated, cooling off by dabbing yourself with damp cloths and so on.

Last week, TVA even shamed a Ville-Émard resident for running a hose pointlessly on a piece of alley pavement for an hour. With a link to the city’s guidelines on not misusing water (PDF).