Back to News Listing

Mandatory Ban on Non-Essential Water Use - January 29th, 2024

January 29 2024

Town of Onoway residents please reduce water usage to essential water usage only as the Town of Onoway is a member of WILD Water Commission and subject to the below mandatory ban on non-essential water use.

To all Members of the WILD Water Commission : 

Re:     Mandatory Ban on Non-Essential Water Use - Effective Immediately

In keeping with the notice issued by EPCOR at approximately 2:00pm this afternoon (see attached), a mandatory ban on all non-essential water use is now in effect. This ban will remain in effect until further notice. 

Resulting from a urgent emergency repair in the EPCOR facility, this ban impacts the entire capital regional and all related transmission networks, including WILD Water. While there is no concern with the quality of water in the system, the downtime for the required repairs will result in water supply issues for the duration of the repair. 

While under this mandatory ban, our members are required to follow Demand Management Measure "C." This class of restriction includes municipal, commercial and residential restrictions on all non-essential water use. Examples of restricted activities include: 

Water main flushing • Sewer main flushing • Fire fighting training • Street sweeping • Irrigation • Fleet vehicle washing (including buses) • Flooding ice rinks • Spray decks and spray parks • Other non-essential water use (non-essential use is defined by all water not used for human consumption).

In addition, all residents are asked to conserve water by taking short showers instead of baths and turning off the tap while brushing your teeth or shaving. Please delay laundry and hand-wash small amounts of dinner dishes. Every drop helps.

If you have questions please reach out to the WILD Water Commission operations team at 780-499-7832. WILD Water will issue a notice once the ban is lifted, or a status change is reported to keep everyone informed. 

Thank you for your cooperation, 


Dwight Darren Moskalyk

Commission Manager

WILD Water Commission 

arrow leftPrev Nextarrow right