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News Release

Temporary outdoor water use ban in Brooklin

WHITBY, ON June 09, 2015

The Regional Municipality of Durham, Works Department would like to advise residents and businesses that mandatory water restrictions, banning all outdoor water use, will be in effect beginning Thursday, June 11 until end of day Saturday, June 13 for municipal water supply users in Brooklin, in the Town of Whitby. These restrictions are required while the water system is being modified to accommodate construction of the Highway 407 East Phase 1 Project.

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 discontinue all non-essential outdoor water use during this time. Examples of non-essential water use include cleaning driveways or decks, washing cars and lawn watering.

“This outdoor water use ban is only temporary, to accommodate construction related to the ongoing Highway 407 East Phase 1 Project,” says John Presta, Director of Environmental Services. "We’re asking residents of Brooklin to conserve water, in order to help maintain essential water service during this construction. Even with these efforts, some customers may experience pressure fluctuations."

The Region of Durham regrets any inconvenience that this may cause and thanks customers for their co-operation. For water conservation tips please visit www.durham.ca/waterconservation, or call the Region of Durham's Technical Support Division at 905-668-7711 (toll-free 1-800-372-1102).

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