On Monday, South Nation Conservation declared a Level 1 low water condition due to a drier than usual spring, persistent hot temperatures, and lack of precipitation
City Councillor Carol Anne Meehan is asking residents in east Ottawa to reduce their water consumption.
Level 1 Low Water Condition declared by @SouthNationCA Residents in 16 member municipalities, in east Ottawa asked to reduce water consumption by 10 per cent to help mitigate the impact. @FindlayCreekCA @RSCAssociation @BarrhavenEastCA #ottnews— Carol Anne Meehan (@MeehanCarolAnne) June 30, 2020
The conservation is asking all residents and businesses in 16 member municipalities in eastern Ontario to reduce their water use by 10 per cent.
Due to a drier than usual spring, persistent hot temperatures, and lack of precipitation, SNC has declared Level I (Minor) Low Water Conditions for its watershed in Eastern Ontario. More info on current low water conditions here: https://t.co/8CfZjGcaCd pic.twitter.com/HjK7wl603P— southnationca (@SouthNationCA) June 29, 2020
Consumption can be reduced by limiting non-essential use, such as watering lawns or washing cars.
Of the three levels of low water conditions, Level 1 means there is the potential of a water supply problem, should current conditions persist.