Quinte Conservation has declared a Level Two Low Water Condition.
That means a “potentially serious water supply problem” could be on the way if we don’t get some precipitation.
The bulletin has been issued for the entire watershed due to a lack of rainfall recently and residents and businesses are being asked to voluntarily reduce water consumption by 20 percent.
People on wells should also be careful about their water usage.
Watershed Monitoring Coordinator Lynette Lambert says the low water conditions will remain unless we get some steady rain over the next month, or so.
While there is rain in the forecast the next couple of days, it’s not known if it will be enough to improve the conditions.