FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MORDEN DECLARES MODERATE DROUGHT STAGE
Morden, [December 5, 2023] – The City of Morden officially declares a moderate drought stage as per our Drought Plan. This plan, which can be found in detail at Morden Drought Plan, outlines the necessary steps and actions to be taken during drought conditions.
A moderate drought stage indicates that our water supply is below average levels, and we need the cooperation of all residents to conserve water. It is crucial that we all come together to reduce our water usage and ensure the sustainable use of this precious resource.
What does this mean?
During the moderate drought stage, it is important to be mindful of our water usage. This includes taking shorter showers, fixing leaks promptly, and reducing outdoor watering activities such as outdoor rinks. We encourage residents to review the Morden Drought Plan to understand the specific steps they can take to conserve water.
We urge all residents to join us in conserving water during this drought stage. Every small action can make a significant difference.
How can we conserve water during winter?
Winter water conservation may seem challenging, but it starts with small changes that we can all make in our daily routines. Here are some tips on how to save water during winter:
- Insulate pipes and faucets: Prevent freezing and potential leaks by insulating exposed pipes and faucets.
- Collect and use snowmelt: Collect and use melted snow for non-potable purposes such as watering plants and cleaning outdoor areas.
- Adjust indoor heating: Lowering the indoor heating temperature by a few degrees can reduce the demand for hot water, resulting in lower water consumption. Dress warmly and use blankets to stay comfortable.
- Repair leaks promptly: Regularly check for leaks in plumbing fixtures, such as toilets and faucets. Fix any leaks promptly to prevent water waste.
- Maximize dishwasher and washing machine loads: Wait until you have a full load before running the dishwasher or washing machine. This maximizes water and energy efficiency.
- Limit shower time: Take shorter showers to reduce water usage.
- Use a basin when washing dishes: Rather than letting the faucet run while washing dishes, fill a basin with soapy water for washing and another with clean water for rinsing. This saves water compared to continuous running water.
- Avoid unnecessary flushing: Only flush the toilet when necessary.
By working together as a community, we can ensure the long-term availability of this vital resource. Let’s conserve water today for a better tomorrow.