Water restrictions for Newcastle and Newtonville Print

The Regional Municipality of Durham, Works Department is advising local residents and businesses that during the recoating of the Newtonville Standpipe (a water storage facility), mandatory water restrictions will be in effect from Monday, Sept. 6 until Monday, Oct. 31, for municipal water supply users in Newcastle Village and Newtonville, within the Municipality of Clarington.

The Region says that the outdoor water use ban is necessary to maintain adequate water levels to deal with emergencies, including fire protection. Residents and businesses are requested to immediately discontinue all non-essential outdoor water use. Examples of non-essential water use include cleaning driveways or decks, washing cars and lawn watering.

"This is a mandatory outdoor water use ban, and because the Newcastle Village water supply system is connected to the Newtonville Standpipe, we're asking residents of Newcastle Village to conserve as well," says John Presta, Director of Environmental Services. "The recoating of the standpipe is necessary to ensure the water storage infrastructure remains in the best condition to provide service excellence to our valued customers. Special efforts are being made to maintain essential water service during this program; however some customers may experience pressure fluctuations."


Last Updated ( Saturday, 27 August 2011 11:49 )