September 2, 2008
Media Release

Summer Water Conservation Notice for York Region ends

Record levels of rain help to avoid water ban
NEWMARKET – The Regional Municipality of York’s Water Conservation Notice, in effect since Victoria Day on May 19th, has ended.  The notice requested that residents follow odd day/even day municipal outdoor watering bylaws to help ensure adequate water supplies throughout the summer.
With help from a record level of rainfall and greater awareness of odd day/even day bylaws through the Region’s “Are you Odd … or Even?” advertising campaign, resident water demand was down across the Region.  As a result, no areas were placed under a Water Ban this summer.
York Region thanks residents for following the Water Conservation Notice and encourages ongoing water saving efforts throughout the year.
For more information on water conservation tips, please visit
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Media Contact: Michael Kemp, Corporate Communications, York Region
 Phone:  905 830-4444, ext. 1232 or Cell 905 251-6419

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