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Residents asked to reduce water consumption by 10 per cent: GRCA

June has seen sporadic rainfall and extended dry periods, resulting in reduced stream flows throughout the Grand River watershed
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The Grand River Conservation Authority is asking residents to limit their water usage following a streak of hot days within the region.

According to a release, June has seen sporadic rainfall and extended dry periods, resulting in reduced stream flows throughout the Grand River watershed.

Because of this, residents, businesses and organizations are being asked to cut down the amount of water they use by 10 per cent.

The call for reduced consumption came from the Grand River Low Response Team on Wednesday, with the entire watershed now under voluntary reduction as part of the Level 1 guidelines under the Ontario Low Water Response Program.

While the Level 1 is in place, the GRCA says residents and other parties should follow their municipal outdoor water use bylaws, including limiting watering to specific times and days.

Currently, the GRCA says their reservoirs are within normal range for this time of year, but they will be continuing to monitor the situation closely as the augmentation season develops.

For more information, go to grandriver.ca.

 

 




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