Strathcona County takes steps to mitigate water disruption
September 20, 2017
Strathcona County has received advanced notification of EPCOR’s ongoing construction plans. Starting Monday, September 25, EPCOR will shut down a portion of its water supply network to relocate a water line to accommodate the City of Edmonton LRT project. The result is that Strathcona County’s supply will be reduced or restricted for five days.
Based on the current plan, there is no reason to expect this work will affect our ability to meet residents’ needs; however, should the unintended occur, advanced notification allows us to mitigate the impact on residents.
The County will top up community reservoirs, ensuring a full supply. Should the restriction in the County’s water supply last longer than expected, this precaution will put us in a good position to manage the event. Similarly, rural residents reliant on truck fills may wish to top up their water supply before September 25.
In the unlikely event of a disruption, or a repair taking longer than five days, Strathcona County may need to implement water restrictions or perhaps even a water ban to ensure an ongoing supply of water for critical uses.
By taking these steps, Strathcona County hopes to minimize disruption to County residents.
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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Strathcona County Communications, 780-410-6595