Media Release: Town of Deep River Monitoring Ottawa River levels
THE TOWN OF DEEP RIVER MUNICIPAL EMERGENECY CONTROL GROUP CONVENED TUESDAY MAY 7TH, 2019 TO DISCUSS LOCAL IMPACTS OF HIGH WATER LEVELS ON THE OTTAWA RIVER
DEEP RIVER, ONTARIO - The Emergency Control Group is closely monitoring the water level of the Ottawa River. Given the forecast from the Ottawa River Regulation Planning Board and the current level of the Ottawa River, the Control Group has established a plan to deal with local impacts of the Ottawa River’s rising water level.
Deep River's Public Works, Police and Fire crews have been closely monitoring properties along the Ottawa River and offering assistance to residents. Mayor Sue D’Eon stated “Residents have been grateful for the presence and help offered by volunteers and Town staff. The efforts of everyone to help is greatly appreciated”. Deep River residents along the Ottawa River impacted by flooding may call Town Hall at 613-584-2000, or for public works related emergencies after hours and on weekends at 1-800-342-6442.
The Ontario Clean Water Agency (OCWA), operators of Deep River’s water and sewage treatment plants, reported that the level of the Ottawa River has risen significantly in the past 24 hours. OCWA’s staff is monitoring the situation 24/7. There is a concern that if water levels continue to rise, operators, with MOE approval, must adjust the secondary treatment process. OCWA has obtained a temporary permit from the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks should the adjustment be required.
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For further information, please contact:
Sue D’Eon Simon Tomlinson
613-584-2000 extension 130 613-584-2000 extension 105