The Central Water and Sewerage Authority (CWSA) says that water at its Dalaway, Majorca and Montreal intakes are now approaching critical levels, and is urging “strict water conservation measures”.

The CWSA said in a release on Monday that the low water levels is due to the continuing lack of rainfall.

“The CWSA is therefore requesting all citizens to now observe strict water conservation measures, including restricting watering and washing of vehicles,” the release said.

“Caretakers of schools and public buildings are expected to ensure that wastage is eliminated and the general public is also asked to continue to report all leaks promptly to the CWSA.”

The CSWA further said that should the situation worsen, rationing of water may have to be implemented to ensure an equitable distribution of water from these systems.

The CWSA further said that it will continue to keep the public informed as the situation develops.