Dry summer leads to low water levels

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The dry summer so far has led to the Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority issuing a low-water warning.

LTVCA officials say that while March was a particularly wet month, April through June weren’t.

As a result, we are in a low-water condition, and LTVCA staff ask local water users to work to conserve water.

Not washing one’s vehicle, letting grass go dormant rather than watering it, and saving any rain in a rain barrel to water plants are just a few suggestions for conservation.

But LTCVA staff also caution residents to keep an eye on trees in their yards, especially newly planted ones, as they may not survive without watering.

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