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Water Ban and Fire Ban in Effect for Hillsdale Area - April 23 to May 25

Water Ban and Fire Ban in Effect for Hillsdale Area - April 23 to May 25
Posted on 04/19/2018

Township of Springwater / April 19, 2018A water ban and fire ban have been issued for the Hillsdale area from April 23, 2018 to May 25, 2018 as a result of maintenance work being completed on the Hillsdale water tower.

The Township of Springwater has hired a contractor to perform maintenance activities on the inside of the Hillsdale water tower. In order to carry out this work, the water tower will be drained and water storage will be contained in temporary water tankers on the property.

In order to facilitate this work and ensure adequate water for unexpected emergencies, a water ban order will be issued under Bylaw 2017-087 for any household on municipal water. This water ban is deemed necessary and suspends all use of water distributed through a hose or any other attachment. As a result of the water ban, a fire ban has also been issued under Bylaw 2006-041 for the entirety of the Hillsdale area (see map attached). The following activities have been banned from April 23, 2018 to May 25, 2018:

  • Filling up of swimming pools, no matter what size
  • Watering of existing lawns
  • Watering of trees, shrubs, flowers and gardens
  • Washing of vehicles
  • Use of water toys, waterslides and water sprinklers
  • Washing of paved driveways
  • Washing of siding and windows
  • Watering of new lawns (sod or seed)
  • Outdoor burning of any kind

This time of year has been selected to minimize the impact on residents. The Township apologizes for the inconvenience, but appreciates the community’s cooperation to ensure everyone’s safety.

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