Friesland residents warned to use water sparingly

The province of Friesland, Wetterskip Fryslân and water company Vitens are appealing to Friesland residents to take water saving measures. Due to the heat and drought, the demand for drinking water is 30 percent higher than normal, RTL Nieuws reports.

The "unprecedentedly high" demand is resulting in decreased water pressure, especially during peak times and in high buildings. 

Friesland residents are called on not to use drinking water for watering their gardens or washing windows and cars. Also keep your shower as short as possible. 

The province is also concerned about the quality of swim water in Friesland. Boaters are warned not to discharge their dirty water, but to bring it to a drop off point. The province also reminds residents that they are not allowed to swim in canals or jump from bridges.