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South Nation Conservation declares Level 1 low water warning for eastern Ontario

As a result, the conservation authority is asking all residents and businesses in 16 member municipalities to reduce their water use by 10 per cent.
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Ottawa River, Ottawa. Mike Vlasveld/ OttawaMatters

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. 

The conservation is asking all residents and businesses in 16 member municipalities in eastern Ontario to reduce their water use by 10 per cent. 

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.




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