Region asking Beaverton residents to conserve water

Beaverton residents are being asked to conserve water for the next week or so.

According to a notice from Durham Region, the measures are in effect for those on the municipal water supply in the village while staff inspect and clean a standpipe.

The work is scheduled to run until June 5, though unfavourable weather conditions may influence the work schedule.

An internal inspection and cleaning of the Beaverton Standpipe (water storage facility) is necessary to ensure the water storage infrastructure is in the best condition,” the notice reads.

“The water conservation measures are necessary to maintain adequate water levels to deal with emergencies, including fire protection.”

All municipal water supply customers within Beaverton are asked to practice water conservation measures and discontinue all non-essential outdoor water use, such as cleaning driveways and decks or washing cars.

“Special efforts are being made to maintain normal water service during this program, however, some customers may experience pressure fluctuations. While the work is underway, select hydrants may discharge or spout water, this is done to help control water pressure in the system,” the notice reads.

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