Coesfeld (dpa / lnw) - Because of the lack of precipitation and the low water levels, the district of Coesfeld is calling on its citizens to stop taking water from rivers and streams. "In particular, pumps of any kind must not be used," said a statement from the Münsterland district on Monday. Too little water discharge and water level pose a danger to animals and plants. The lower water authority therefore asks that no more water be taken for garden irrigation. Anyone who has official permission to take water must adhere to the specified minimum water levels. Violations are subject to a fine, the district said.
In June, the authorities in the Minden-Lübbecke district called on people to hold back when filling pools and watering gardens. The reason for this was the scarcity of drinking water for around 100,000 people around Bad Oeynhausen in East Westphalia.