February 26, 2016 3:11 pm
Updated: February 26, 2016 9:50 pm

Strathcona County residents asked to conserve water, flush less

WATCH ABOVE: Residents of Strathcona County are being asked to conserve as much water as they can, until at least Saturday. Kendra Slugoski explains why.


EDMONTON – Strathcona County is asking its residents to limit the use of water over the weekend.

Residents are being asked to use as little water as possible until Sunday by taking shorter showers, flushing toilets only when necessary, and avoid doing laundry and washing dishes.

“To help make sure we have enough water in our reservoirs for drinking, cooking, and critical activities like firefighting, we need to reduce our water use to extend our supply,” Darrin Wenzel, utilities acting director, said.

Repair work is currently being done on one of the main water lines in Sherwood Park.

Water truck fill stations in Sherwood Park, Ardrossan and Half Moon Lake are closed.

Updates on the situation are available at 780-417-2398, online or on the county’s Facebook page and Twitter account.

Strathcona County’s water ban will be lifted by 6 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 27.

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