August 25, 2003

York Region asks residents and businesses to continue water conservation efforts

NEWMARKET The Regional Municipality of York has advised its area municipalities that there is no longer an immediate danger of water shortages due to power disruption. However, the Region continues to stress water conservation efforts.

With the current stretch of hot, dry weather expected to continue, residents and businesses are strongly encouraged to limit any unnecessary outdoor water use for the remainder of August, and through the Labour Day weekend when water usage is typically high.

On August 19th, York Region issued a water advisory during the provincial state of emergency as a precautionary measure to ensure that sufficient water was on hand in the event of a power outage.

"York Region residents and businesses responded tremendously to our request for water conservation during the energy crisis, and I wish to thank them for their co-operation and patience," said York Region Chair and CEO Bill Fisch. "However, each of us should remain vigilant over the next week."

For information on how to conserve water, please visit the award winning Water for Tomorrow Web site at

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:

Contact: Michael Kemp, Corporate Communications, York Region

- (905) 830-4444 or 1-877-464-9675, ext. 1232

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The Regional Municipality of York is committed to providing cost-effective, quality services that respond to the needs of our rapidly growing communities.  York Region is comprised of the following nine area municipalities:  Aurora, East Gwillimbury, Georgina, King, Markham, Newmarket, Richmond Hill, Vaughan and Whitchurch-Stouffville.  For more information, visit our Web site at:

Contact: Patrick Casey, Senior Media Relations Specialist, York Region

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