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York Region outdoor water use advisory



Residents and businesses requested to restrict water use during Environment Canada’s heat warning

Newmarket – The Regional Municipality of York is requesting residents and businesses restrict water use during Environment Canada’s heat warning.

Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for York Region. This heat event is expected to continue into Saturday.

With prolonged heat, water system challenges can be experienced. During this time, York Region is requesting residents and businesses to voluntarily restrict water use, including:

  • Non-essential indoor and outdoor water use
  • Outdoor water use for irrigation
  • Pool filling

Restricting water use will help ensure there is enough water in the system for an emergency, such as firefighting capabilities. For more tips on conserving water, please visit york.ca/waterfortomorrow

The Regional Municipality of York consists of nine local cities and towns and provides a variety of programs and services to 1.2 million residents and 52,000 businesses with over 636,600 employees. More information about the Region’s key service areas is available at york.ca/regionalservices

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Media Contact:

Masrine Guthrie-Peart, Corporate Communications, The Regional Municipality of York
Phone: 1-877-464-9675, ext. 77272, Cell: 905-251-6416
Email: masrine.guthrie-peart@york.ca

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