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News Water uses restrictions in France in November 2017


23 French provinces are under water restriction decided by drought orders at regional levels for local areas with 4 different levels:

  • grey: Vigilance: Information and advices for habitants and professionals to save water

  • yellow: Alert: Reduction of water abstration for agricultural purposes less than 50% (or ban up to 3 days per week), prohibition at certain times for irrigating gardens, spaces green, golf, washing cars, ...

  • orange: Reinforced alert: Reduction  of water abstration for agricultural purposes greater than or equal to 50%, greater limitation of water uses for irrigating gardens, green spaces, golf courses, washing of cars, ..., until the prohibition of some abstraction

  • red:Crisis: full stop of non-priority water abstraction including abstraction for agricultural purposes. Only abstractions for priority uses are authorized (health, civil security, drinking water, sanitation)


The national website PROPULVIA is dedicated to the consultation of water restrictions orders with map visualisation at different scales.

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News type Inbrief
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Source of information PROPULVIA
Keyword(s) drought
Geographical coverage France,
Working language(s) FRENCH