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Municipal Water System : Hydrant flushing

Posted on Thursday, April 08, 2021 03:04 PM

Hydrant Flushing

The Ontario Clean Water Agency will proceed with its program of hydrant flushing.

This may cause a temporary drop of pressure and/or slight colouring of the water. If it’s the case, leave your water running for a while in order to rinse the system.

The 2021 summer flushing schedule will proceed as follow:

For the town of Plantagenet: April 19,to April 30, 2021.

For the town of Wendover: May 3, to May 24, 2021.

For the town of Lefaivre: May 3, to May 14, 2021.

For the...

Ontario Enacts Provincial Emergency and Stay-at-Home Order

Posted on Thursday, April 01, 2021 09:44 PM

Press Release 

The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and other health experts, is immediately declaring a third provincial emergency under s 7.0.1 (1) of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMPCA). These measures are being taken in response to the rapid increase in COVID-19 transmission, the threat on the province's hospital system capacity, and...

Flood Outlook for the Lower Ottawa River

Posted on Friday, March 26, 2021 03:40 PM

A Flood Outlook Statement is being issued for areas along the Lower Ottawa River. Based on current snow cover and weather forecast, it is anticipated that levels and flows along the main stem of the river from Arnprior to Hawkesbury are expected to begin to rise over the next few days but will remain within the normal range of fluctuations associated with the spring freshet period.

Presently, the snow cover varies significantly across the 146,300 square kilometre Ottawa River basin, with some areas...

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Before, During and After a Flood : What Should you Do?

Posted on Thursday, March 25, 2021 09:51 AM

South Nation Conservation 

South Nation Conservation is the region's authority that monitors watershed conditions. Our municipality is in constant contact with SNC during the flood season. Understanding flood messages and preparing your family and property for a flood is the best defence.

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Flood Outlook for the South Nation River

Posted on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 02:14 PM

(South Nation Conservation press release (UPDATE March 24)

Weather Forecast

Environment Canada forecasts rainfall amounts ranging from 20 to 30 mm this week until Friday, March 26. Daytime temperatures are expected to be above freezing this week and next week. Overnight temperatures will drop below freezing on March 28, which will cause the freeze-thaw cycle to resume.

Environmental Conditions

A substantial amount of the snowpack throughout the watershed has melted due to the warming weather. Water...