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Watering lawns and washing cars a 'no-no' during hot and humid weather, GRCA says

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The Grand River Conservation Authority is asking us to cut back on water use.

In a release, it says the entire watershed has been declared ‘Level 2’, meaning all water users should voluntarily reduce consumption by 20 per cent. It recommends eliminating non-essential water use like lawn watering and car washing, saying it’s important to keep these limited water supplies available for essential human health, agricultural and ecological needs.

The last time a level 2 was declared was the summer of 2012 – when hot, dry conditions were similar to those being experienced this year.