Voluntary water restriction lifted

July 13, 2015

Voluntary water restriction lifted

The voluntary water restriction in Strathcona County has been lifted, effective immediately. The water stored in our reservoirs has returned to normal levels.

“Thank you to residents and businesses that conserved water over the weekend,” says Jeff Hutton, Director of Utilities.

Though the restrictions have been lifted, residents are encouraged to look at their water use habits and find ways to make water conservation part of their daily lives.

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“We’re having a drier than normal year and all water conservation efforts will reduce the demand on our water system,” says Hutton. “If we all use water wisely on a daily basis, especially outdoors, it reduces the chance of having to implement water restrictions when we have hot, dry weather.”

Residents are encouraged to sign up for Strathcona County Alerts (SC Alerts) to receive notification on water bans and restrictions.

Set in the centre of Alberta’s energy and agricultural heartland, Strathcona County is a thriving, successful and vibrant community of more than 92,000 residents. Strathcona County is made up of the urban area of Sherwood Park and a large adjacent rural area of farms, acreages and smaller hamlets. It is home to 75 per cent of refining in Western Canada. With a focus on economic, governance, social, cultural and environmental sustainability, Strathcona County is committed to balancing the unique needs of its diverse community.

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Contact:

Strathcona County Communications, 780-410-6595