August 07, 2002
York Region had imposed a water ban for these areas on July 17, 2002, following a prolonged period of hot, dry weather.
"Despite a lack of sufficient rainfall, conservation efforts by citizens have allowed water levels in our storage reservoirs to return to a level that justifies lifting the ban in some smaller communities," said Kevin Quinn, Manager Water and Wastewater Operations, York Region.
A Stage 2 Outdoor Water Use Ban continues in northern York Region for communities that rely on groundwater supplies, including Aurora, Newmarket, Holland Landing, Queensville, Sharon and Mount Albert.
A Stage 1 Outdoor Water Advisory continues in the following communities that rely on Lake Ontario and Lake Simcoe water supplies: Vaughan, Richmond Hill, Markham and Georgina.
York Region officials will continue to monitor outdoor water usage to determine if restrictions will become necessary again, or if the water ban can be lifted for other communities served by groundwater aquifers.
"Conservation is key to managing our water supply," added Mr. Quinn. "Managing water use will help to ensure a healthy water supply."
For information on water restrictions, please see the attached Fact Sheet. To review Fact Sheets on Water Efficiency and harmonized outdoor water use bylaws, or for more information on the Regional Municipality of York, the services we offer and links to our nine area municipalities, please visit our Web site at www.region.york.on.ca
Contact: Michael Kemp, Corporate Communications Services
Contact: Patrick Casey, Senior Media Relations Specialist, York Region