Water ban in place

February 24, 2017

**** UPDATE: February 25, 2017 - The water ban in Strathcona County has been lifted effective immediately. 

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Effective immediately, a water ban on non-essential water use is in place. Strathcona County residents are being advised to use water for essential purposes only.

We have been advised that EPCOR is working to address a line break impacting the water feed into Sherwood Park. The community is currently isolated from the EPCOR system, and has approximately two days of water storage; timelines to complete the repairs are currently unknown.

The water ban is necessary to ensure the water stored in our reservoirs meets the demand for critical activities such as firefighting, drinking and cooking.

Please use as little water as possible including taking short showers, turning off taps while brushing teeth or shaving, and postponing non-essential laundry and dishwashing.

Truck fills will also be closed until further notice. 

Updates on the water restriction will be available on a 24-hour recording, 780-417-2398, on the website at www.strathcona.ca/waterban and on Facebook (Facebook.com/strathcona.county) and Twitter (@StrathcoCounty). Residents are also encouraged to sign up for Strathcona County Alerts (SC Alerts) for notification on water bans and restrictions via www.strathcona.ca/scalerts.

A water restriction requires reduction of non-essential water use. A water ban prohibits all non-essential water use.

 Set in the centre of Alberta’s energy and agricultural heartland, Strathcona County is a thriving, successful and vibrant community of over 98,000 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