Provincial and National Low Water
Often weather patterns result in low water conditions extending beyond one region or province/territory.
- Provincial: The government of Ontario summarizes low water declarations for all Conservation Authorities in Ontario. Visit www.ontario.ca/page/low-water-response-program to view maps and data.
- Federal: The Canadian Drought Monitor is the official source for national drought monitoring and reporting via Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. Visit their website for interactive maps, reports and information about reducing agricultural risks and impacts: www.agr.gc.ca/eng/programs-and-services/drought-watch/canadian-drought-monitor/?id=1463575104513
What to do in Time of Low Water
When conditions are dry for an extended period, our water use habits need to adapt. Below is a series of links to resources identifying ways to save water and manage activities during low water conditions.
- Best Management Practices – Water Management (Ministry of Agriculture and Food)
- Adverse Weather – Dry Conditions and Low Water (OMAFRA)
- Ways to Conserve Water in the Home (Utilities Kingston)
- Water Efficiency: An At-Home Guide (York Region)
- How to be Water Wise (Queensland)
Lawn and Garden:
- Saving Water in the Garden (nidirect)
- Wastewater: Regulations, Agreements, Pollution, Management and Contacts (Government of Canada)
- Using Water Efficiently: Ideas for Industry (EPA)
Golf Course / Turf Management: