Cornwall ON – Saving water is a huge thing. And no, we’re not talking about water meters, but real steps to save water.
The Raisin Region Conservation Authority is offering free water saving devices while supplies last. If you click on the posters or pic you can learn more on their website!
GET W.E.T. THIS SUMMER WITH THE RRCA
Save money by saving water!
That’s the essence of the Water Efficiency Team (W.E.T.) that will be actively providing educational materials and in home support for local residents over the next few months again this year. The program will be offered in the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry, the United Counties of Prescott and Russell as well as parts of the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville and the City of Ottawa that lie within the South Nation watershed. Unfortunately, City of Cornwall residents are located outside the program area and are therefore not eligible to participate.
The project is being coordinated by the Raisin Region Conservation Authority (RRCA) in partnership with South Nation Conservation as just one of the components of a water efficiency program financially supported by the Eastern Ontario Water Resources Committee. The goal is to create awareness of environmental issues and water conservation practices at a time of year when it impacts most.
Water levels of the St. Lawrence River and other waterways in the program area are at record lows this year. It is critical to conserve water due to the lack of availability at this time. “Everyone must do their part and be cautious this summer” said Normand Génier, RRCA Project Coordinator for the W.E.T. program, “Homeowners are urged to reduce their consumption. Wasteful uses of water such as for cleaning driveways or watering lawns ineffectively at midday are strongly discouraged and as always, should be avoided.”
The program will see 150 homes being retrofitted with a variety of water efficient devices such as tap aerators, low flow showerheads, kitchen spray nozzles, toilet dams, and hose nozzles. The installation of just one of each of these items can reduce the household water consumption by over 150 liters per day! It’s free. It’s first come – first serve.
All home visits MUST be booked in advance by contacting the Raisin Region Conservation Authority at 613-938-3611. Ask for Laura or Geneviève from the Water Efficiency Team at extension 238.
Can somebody please tell me where the water is going? The planet is a closed loop.
How can running water in my taps be a problem? It just returns from whence it came.
Again we have the simple minded being led by a promotion or a fad. In this case to save the planet, you can compare this to the 40’s when plastics was the craze, those that bought in were well to do. The rest of the people and the planet not so well.
I had a discussion with one of the river institutes Dr’s. I presented an obvious scenario as to the levels of water and impressed him a little. He stated that they never really thought about things that way but it makes good sense. Please people quite using the planet and environment to earn a pension. If you want to make change it will take a little more then mercury filled energy efficient lights and hydro carbon or plastic gadgets on your sink.
The only benefit there is earned by industry again.
s’mee I think the issue is the potential shortage of clean water.
I appreciate your comment however please make sure you know that what you claim is accurate.