PORT DOVER RESIDENTS ASKED TO EASE UP ON ITS WATER USE 10/12/2017 12:06:11 PM
Home and business owners in Port Dover are being asked to ease up on their water use.
Officials with Norfolk County say recent storms have caused a significant increase in algae in the water at its Water Treatment Plant.
The water treatment plant can remove the algae, but it's clogging the fine screens used to remove the algae.
This has led to increased shutdowns to allow operators to clean the filters manually.
Environmental Services Manager Bob Fields says they have been busy over the last couple of hours maintaining water levels, and with the large crowds of people expected on Friday, they are hoping for some assistance in conserving water.
Fields stressed that the water going to business and homes is clean and properly filtered.
Home and businesses are being asked to limit their use of water to regular inside water use until the 16th of this month.
Any outdoor water usage should be suspended until next week.