Simcoe, ON, July 18, 2019 – Norfolk County is asking residents in Port Dover to reduce their water usage while staff deal with an unscheduled repair of a water filtration unit at the Port Dover Water Treatment Plant.

The damaged unit has been taken offline and there is no impact on water safety or quality.

In order to ensure adequate water supply for fire protection purposes, as well as to maintain appropriate water pressure across the system, Norfolk County is asking that all residents and business owners in Port Dover reduce their overall water consumption – and suspend all outdoor watering – until August 9. 

The County’s seasonal external use of water bylaw is currently in effect. This limits outdoor watering to the hours of 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on even numbered days of the calendar (for premises with even street numbers) or odd numbered days (for premises with odd street numbers).

In light of the repairs needed at the treatment plant, however, all residents are being asked to reduce their water consumption and pause outdoor watering, regardless of the day.

Bulk water sales at the water tower have also been suspended until further notice.

Norfolk County will update the community on or around August 6.