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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Watering Ban In Saugeen Shores

Saugeen Shores | by Kevin Bernard  

Ban has been reactivated after hot weather and a collision led to a watermain break.

A temporary watering ban in Saugeen Shores is in place for a second time this summer due to high usage. You're being asked to refrain from lawn watering, pool filling, and other water usage outside your homes to ensure necessary levels of drinking water are maintained. ''Unfortunately, our treated drinking water levels stored within the distribution system have dropped to a level which requires us to reactivate the temporary ban,'' says Amanda Froese, Director of Infrastructure and Development Services. ''Today the situation has been exasperated by a motor vehicle accident that led to a watermain break, further reducing the water in the reservoir. This is a proactive restriction to ensure we maintain treated water for household use and firefighting services. A watering ban is common when there is so little rain and the temperatures are this warm.'' By-law enforcement will be actively patrolling the municipality, and will be issuing fines to anyone not abiding by the ban. If you're connected to private watering systems such as sandpoints or private wells, you are not affected by the watering restrictions.


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