Use caution around Stormwater Management Ponds

Wed, 26 Mar 2014

As the temperature outside rises and falls, residents are reminded that recreational use of Stormwater Management Ponds (SWMPs) is prohibited for your own safety.

SWMPs are designed to collect and treat runoff from our local storm systems. They are not safe for recreational winter activities such as skating or for crossing on foot. The fluctuating temperatures, as well as the use of road salts this time of year, can create hazardous conditions and it is not uncommon for thin or unstable ice to appear solid. Please stay off of them to stay safe.

The town continues to offer public skating venues at arenas and a number of neighbourhood rinks, weather permitting. For a full list of locations, please visit the public skating page.

Please also speak to your children about staying away from all watercourses as creek water levels rise with rain and snow melt.

Thank you for your cooperation.