The Otonabee Region Water Response Team (WRT) has lifted the Level 1 Low Water condition that was reinstated last month.
The Region received abundant precipitation and low transpiration/evaporation rates this September which resulted in increased surface water flows to levels well-above their historical monthly averages. This has alleviated previous concerns that surface waters were under stress due to August’s lack of rainfall and high air temperatures.
Members of the Otonabee Region WRT still urge all area residents and businesses to be wary of their water use. Continued wise use of water is encouraged now, and always. For ways to conserve water, view our Fact Sheet, Water Conservation In and Around Your Home.
The Otonabee Region WRT includes representatives from local municipalities, water management agencies, tourism and agriculture, provincial and federal agencies, First Nations and Otonabee Conservation. For more information about the Low Water Response Program, visit otonabeeconservation.com.
For more information contact:
Dan Marinigh | Chief Administrative Officer,
firstname.lastname@example.org | 705-745-5791, ext. 222