Update: Water ban timelines

February 26, 2016

Update: Water ban timelines

The emergency repairs to the waterline are complete sooner than anticipated, and the reservoirs are now being filled. Strathcona County’s water ban will be lifted by  6 a.m., Saturday, February 27, 2016.

Residents are required to conserve water until tomorrow morning, to facilitate reservoir replenishing.

The ban applies to residents in Sherwood Park, Ardrossan, Josephburg, Half Moon Lake, Collingwood Cove, Antler Lake, and Fultonvale. Country residential areas must also reduce their water use.

For the duration of the ban, residents should:

  • take very short showers
  • only flush toilets when necessary
  • postpone laundry and dish washing
  • suspend filling hot tubs, large aquariums
  • use as little water as possible on a daily basis

Water truck fill stations in Sherwood Park, Ardrossan and Half Moon Lake will remain closed until 6 a.m. Saturday morning.  

Updates on the water ban are available on a 24-hour recording, 780-417-2398, on the website at www.strathcona.ca and on Facebook and Twitter.

 

Set in the centre of Alberta’s energy and agricultural heartland, Strathcona County is a thriving, successful and vibrant community of almost 96,000 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