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Outdoor Watering Ban in Effect

Posted on Monday May 31, 2021

For Immediate Release:

Date: May 31, 2021

Time: 4:00 p.m.

Tay, Ontario: Effective immediately Tay Township has implemented an outdoor watering ban in response to an unusually high-water demand coinciding with a reduced water production capacity as a result of ongoing upgrade work at the Tay Area Water Treatment Plant.

No outdoor watering is permitted at this time.

With temperatures expected to remain in the mid-to-high twenties over the next week or more, the Township expects that the ban will remain in place throughout the week and until at least Tuesday, June 8.

Outdoor watering represents a significant portion of the Township’s water demand during the summer months. The ban on outdoor watering ensures that strained water resources remain available for human consumption and sanitation.

Municipal Law Enforcement Officers will be on duty throughout the week and weekend to enforce compliance with the outdoor watering ban. Voluntary compliance with the Township’s water use regulations is appreciated by the Township and other municipal water users.

Tay Township is committed to delivering responsive and cost-effective municipal services and infrastructure that provide for the long-term economic, social and environmental well-being of its residents and community.

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Contacts:

Mike Mortimer

Interim Manager of Water/Wastewater Operations

Phone: 705-534-7248 x241

Email: mmortimer@tay.ca

 

Elizabeth Smith

Communications Specialist

Phone: 705-534-7248 x264

Email: esmith@tay.ca