Mordenites asked to cut back on water use 0
Mordenites are being asked to help conserve water in the midst of the extended hot and dry spell.
Morden is being impacted by having one water tower taken out of service.
That combined with the hot conditions mean water consumption in the town has increased to the point where it has become an issue, town officials said.
The suggested method of conservation is simple.
Residents with odd house numbers are asked to water their gardens on odd calendar dates and even house numbers on even calendar dates.
Even with the water treatment plant running at full capacity, during the high demand periods, each day the water storage levels are dropping.
The plant can produce enough water each day but needs more storage space to cover these high usage periods.
As well as having enough water for high usage periods,it also needs to ensure there is enough water in storage to cover our emergency requirements for fire fighting.
"The intent is to have the new storage tank built in 2013. Options for this new storage facility are being studied at this time. Residents co-operation with this temporary issue is most appreciated,"said Les Wieler, director of public works.