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Residents encouraged to participate in voluntary outdoor water conservation program

Halton RegionFor Immediate Release – July 8, 2016

Due to the extended hot, dry weather in our region, Conservation Halton and Credit Valley Conservation have issued a Level 1 Low Water Condition in the Halton area. Halton Region currently has a sufficient supply of water to meet residents’ needs and the current voluntary water restriction, Level 1 – Blue, will remain in effect. Residents and businesses are asked to consider participating in the voluntary program.

The Level 1 – Blue Water Restriction means we are asking residents to voluntarily follow the odd/even watering schedule in order to avoid a water ban. Properties with odd address numbers water on odd numbered calendar days and properties with even address numbers water on even numbered calendar days.   Halton is also asking residents to only water between 6:00-9:00 a.m. and 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Residents are asked to conserve water by sweeping driveways rather than using a hose, refraining from overwatering lawns and gardens, using a pool cover and ensuring any irrigation systems are operating efficiently.

Halton continually monitors the water system to ensure that adequate water is available for domestic uses, and for firefighting, for all Halton Region residents and businesses. The Region employs a numeric colour-coded system that indicates the extent of any restrictions on outdoor water use deemed necessary. Factors such as water demand, water storage levels, stream flow and groundwater levels and weather patterns are considered when setting the appropriate alert or outdoor water use restriction level.

Water conservation is always important this time of year when consumption rates are higher than any other season; it is especially important in residential areas supported by municipal well-based systems.

For more information about the program and tips on conserving water, please visit halton.ca/water.

The Regional Municipality of Halton serves more than 500,000 residents in the City of Burlington, the Town of Halton Hills, the Town of Milton, and the Town of Oakville. Halton Region is committed to meeting the needs of its residents through the delivery of cost-effective, quality programs and
services, including water and wastewater; Regional roads and planning; paramedic services; waste management; public health; social assistance; children’s and seniors’ services; housing services; heritage programs; emergency management and economic development. For more information, dial 311 or visit Halton Region’s website at www.halton.ca.

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Media Contact:
Andrea Montgomery Communications Advisor Halton Region
905-825-6000 x7889
andrea.montgomery@halton.ca

Written by Marianne Meed Ward

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