Update- Haldimand water usage restrictions in effect due to Lake Erie algae bloom

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The Level 3 water restriction will be lifted when reserve levels can be replenished and the system operating within design specifications.

The Level 3 water restriction will be lifted when reserve levels can be replenished and the system operating within design specifications.

 

URGENT NOTICE RE WATER USAGE RESTRICTIONS FOR JARVIS, TOWNSEND AND HAGERSVILLE

Haldimand County takes the health and well being of its residents very seriously. Haldimand County has been advised by the Ministry of Environment of the potential effect of algae blooms [ first reported by the Silo in Spring 2013 https://www.thesilo.ca/?s=algae+bloom ] in Lake Erie and to take specific precautions in the treatment of water. These precautions have created a critical water supply level concern for the reserves in the potable water system at Nanticoke which supply the communities of Jarvis, Townsend and Hagersville.

Effective today, August 19th, residents in the communities of Jarvis, Townsend and Hagersville are advised to reduce water usage in order to extend the current supply of water within the County’s reserves from Nanticoke. As such, water level restriction Level 3 according to By-law Number 1420-14, Section 5(1) is being instituted.

Water restriction Level 3 prohibits the consumption of water for the following purposes:

Lawn watering

Watering trees, shrubs, flowers, gardens

Residential vehicle washing

Filling residential swimming pools and wading pools, hot tubs, garden ponds or fountains

Recreational sprinklers for children, splash pads

Large Commercial/Industrial users have been advised of the restrictions also and have reduced relative consumption in order to help the situation.

The Level 3 water restriction will be lifted when reserve levels can be replenished and the system operating within design specifications.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION and updates, please monitor the Haldimand County Website at www.haldimandcounty.on.ca.

For any further information please contact Don Boyle, Chief Administrative Officer at dboyle@haldimandcounty.on.ca or by telephone at 905-318-5932 Ext. 6320. Please mention the Silo when contacting.

UPDATE- August 20 WATER USAGE RESTRICTIONS FOR JARVIS, TOWNSEND AND HAGERSVILLE

As of 9:00 pm last evening (Tuesday, August 19), 2 of the 4 filters at the Nanticoke Water Treatment Plant were in operation and treated water production performance looked favourable.

All 4 filters became in service last evening by midnight.

Treated water continued to be hauled to the plant overnight to support water demand.

With minimal potable water use in the Nanticoke Industrial Park, reservoir levels were decreasing at a much slower rate during the evening.

Today (Wednesday, August 20) operations are proceeding favourably to sustain water demand and increase the reservoir levels.

The water treatment plant is currently running on one reservoir. Reservoir levels are increasing (2.95m as of 1:15 pm today) which is improving our reserve capacity.

Operations staff are slowly increasing flows while maintaining and ensuring water quality.

Timing to reach safe working levels (quantity) in the reservoirs will depend on water treatability and customer usage in the next 2-3 days.

Water level restriction Level 3 continues to be instituted.

Staff have developed a systematic criteria based process to guide their decision making in bringing residents and industries back online fully and ending the Level 3 water restriction.

As updates become available, they will be

posted to the Haldimand County website at www.haldimandcounty.on.ca

available on Cable 93

available on an automated message at 905-318-5932

For further information, please contact Don Boyle, Chief Administrative Officer at dboyle@haldimandcounty.on.ca or by telephone at 905-318-5932 Ext. 6320.

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