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Restrict water use during heat warnings: York Region

Restricting water use helps ensure there's enough for emergencies, such as firefighting
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The Regional Municipality of York is requesting residents and businesses restrict water use during an Environment Canada heat warning.

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 here

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 here.



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