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ESSEX, ONT. Officials in a southwestern Ontario town have temporarily banned outdoor water use for residents in some areas due to low water levels.

In a statement on Wednesday, the town of Essex said the ban is in effect immediately, until further notice, for residents working at the Harrow and Colchester South water treatment plant.

The city says these residents are prohibited from using outside water at all times, including to irrigate lawns and gardens, and should limit non-essential water use as much as possible.

Sprinkler pads in the Harrow and Colchester areas will also be closed until further notice to help conserve water.

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She says the move is a response to extreme weather events on the shores of Lake Erie, which have reduced water levels at the plant, as well as stress from increased water consumption during warmer temperatures.

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The city says the current water supply remains safe for consumption and poses no health risks.

“It is imperative that residents of Harrow and Colchester South suspend outdoor water use as a precaution to ensure we do not experience severe shortages.” Richard Meloch, Mayor of Essex, said in a statement.


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