Do you have a dry well? Please let us know!
The current drought conditions we are experiencing in the Cataraqui Region Watershed may lead to some private wells showing signs of stress or drying up. The CRCA is collecting information on dry wells in the area for data analysis purposes. Residents will dry wells can assist us by filling out a quick online form and telling us about the conditions you are experiencing.
The term drought is commonly used, but this term is more suited to the prairies where dry conditions may persist over many years. In eastern Ontario, it’s more appropriate to use the term low water conditions. There are three levels of low water conditions that can be declared:
Minor – First indication of a potential water supply problem; 10 per cent voluntary conservation by the public is requested
Moderate – More severe condition; 20 per cent voluntary conservation by the public is requested.
Severe – Indicates failure of the water supply to meet the demand