Vermilion residents should not expect major water disruptions as the town prepares to enter “Level B” water restrictions October 6th.
The town says the restrictions will be ongoing for three days, until the 8th. This means jobs like hydrant or sewer line flushing, street cleaning, fleet washing and all fire training using municipal water or hydrants will be put on hold. Third-party water sales should stop except for human consumption, and spray park or sprinkler operations, filling of the Lakeland Pool and the watering truck will not go ahead either.
People living in town are also encouraged to reduce their water consumption by holding back on watering grass, washing vehicles or filling pools.
This is because the Alberta Central East Water Corporation will be shutting down the regional water transmission main again, as Alberta Transportation continues improvements on Highway 15. The town also has two reservoirs, which can hold over 4.2 million litres of treated water, which have been filled prior to the shutdown. Due to this, residents should not expect major changes to their water service.
People with concerns are told to reach out to the Transportation & Utilities Department.