With the local region under Level 2 drought conditions, Nestlé Waters Canada has reduced its water taking by 20%.
The Grand River Conservation Authority defines Level 2 conditions as being when flows are less than 50 per cent of their normal summer low flow and/or precipitation has been less than 60% of the average.
At that time, the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change will send letters to holders of Permits to Take Water to ask them to voluntarily reduce consumption by 20%.
In a recent telephone interview with the Advertiser, Nestlé Waters Canada corporate affairs director Jennifer Kerr said the company has cut back production as a result of local drought conditions. …