The City of Amsterdam has abundant supplies of water for city residents to use. However, Conservation is important to ensuring that our supply remains easily accessible and usable for years to come. Only using water when you need to will help ensure that every resident has access to clean drinkable water throughout the year. Another reason why conservation is very important in Amsterdam is the lack of meters throughout the city that would gauge our supply of water. Without these meters the City has trouble enforcing conservation methods if and when they are needed.
What the City can do is monitor the levels of the reservoir that supplies our water on a weekly basis. If these levels drop to a point where our water supply is below where it needs to be, then the City will implement either a voluntary or mandatory conservation policy, depending on the severity; to City residents as per the Code for the City of Amsterdam.