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Public Notice - Water Conservation

PUBLIC NOTICE

The Deep River Wastewater Treatment Plant is running at full capacity due to the spring run-off. Water conservation will help reduce the risk of the plant operating over capacity during this year’s spring melt.

The Town of Deep River asks residents to assist with this matter. Here are some helpful ways that you can reduce your water consumption at home: 

Reduce your shower time: Taking as little as 3 minutes off of your shower time will help to reduce water usage.

Turn off the faucet: You can conserve water and reduce the amount you are putting back into the system by turning off the faucet when you do not need water, such as while brushing your teeth, doing dishes, washing your face or cleaning. Don't let the faucet run while cleaning vegetables. Fill a jug with water and put it in your refrigerator rather than letting the water run from the faucet to get a cold drink. 

Dish washing machine: Delay dish washing, use a dishwasher if you have one. Running a full dishwasher will use less water than washing the same number of dishes by hand.

Flush less: It's estimated that 75 percent of water used indoors is in the bathroom and a quarter of that is through toilets.

Sean Patterson
Director of Public Works
613 584-2000 Ext. 108
spatterson@deepriver.ca