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Unplanned water ban in place


September 7, 2017

Unplanned water ban in place

Strathcona County is banning all non-essential water use effective immediately. The ban applies to residents in Sherwood Park, Ardrossan, Josephburg, Half Moon Lake, Collingwood Cove, Antler Lake and Fultonvale. Residents are being advised to use water for essential purposes only.

The unplanned ban is in place due to EPCOR construction activities, along with a broken valve, and high demand due to hot weather. The community has approximately two days of water storage; timelines to complete the construction fall within this timeframe.

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.

Water truck fill stations in Sherwood Park, Ardrossan and Half Moon Lake will also be closed until further notice. 

Updates on the water restriction will be available:

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

Residents are also encouraged to share information about the water ban, and if necessary, call 780-467-7785 to report violations.

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