Public Works will be Exercising and Flushing Fire Hydrants today. You may notice crews working at Fire Hydrants and see water running down streets. This is part of a routine process necessary to maintain the integrity of the water system and allows us to ensure hydrants are in proper working order. As a result residents in the immediate vicinity may experience temporary water discolouration which is primarily silt and air and does not affect the safety of the water. If you experience this run your cold water faucets for a few minutes until it clears. There may also be temporary shifts in water pressure. We appreciate your patience!
The Village is now a partner with the Call2Recycle program as a battery drop off location.
Please be advised that the Village is flushing sewer mains throughout the community starting today June 24 through tomorrow June 25, to remove grit, sand, gravel and greases from the sewer mains. This is a preventative maintenance operation that helps to prevent sewer blockages, odour generation and premature wear on mechanical components.
This work will not affect the majority of property owners or cause disruption to service although there is a possibility that small spills, noise and odours may result in some homes. Here’s why: the sewer cleaning process uses a high pressure water jet to scour the pipe clean. When the water jet passes through the sewer main, the water pressure draws air through the pipes. The air movement has the ability to push out, or pull in the water and air held inside your plumbing and U-shaped traps and this includes your toilets, showers, sinks and floor drains.
We realize that the equipment can be noisy and may disturb residents. Sometimes this cannot be avoided and we appreciate your patience. We also appreciate your patience as some areas of some streets may be blocked by the equipment for short periods of time.
There are preventative measures you can take in your home. For more information read the full article below.
The Village has made a change to how it manages animal control and takes complaints. Please review the included information bulletin and watch your mail for the mail-out and save the important numbers. You can view/download the bulletin below. For information on the related bylaws and policies noted in the bulletin click the button below.[Read more…]