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All Residents WHO WERE AFFECTED BY THE VALVE MAINTENANCE ON JUNE 22, 2021 are notified that a Precautional Drinking water advisory is in place.
PLEASE NOTE: THESE HOURS ARE ONLY FOR DROPPING OFF TREE BRANCHES, LEAVES, GRASS CLIPPINGS, ETC ONLY. IF YOU HAVE GARBAGE, YOU MUST TAKE IT TO THE LANDFILL IN THE CITY OF YORKTON.
Springside Town Office regular hours:
Monday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The Office is closed to the public on Wednesday.
Thursday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
The Office is closed over lunch from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
AND all Statutory Holidays
Office Rules Include:
- Please don't come to the office if you are feeling feverish or are not well
- Observe a physical distance of 6 feet from staff
- Only one person in the office at a time
- Use hand sanitizer provided by the office staff upon entering and before leaving
The Springside Fire Department was called out yesterday to their first grass/brush fire of the spring season. Please be fire safe! Click the DOWNLOAD button to view the Tips for a Safe Fire Burn.
The 2019 Annual Notice to Consumers (report) on the water quality in our community is now available.
· Total waterworks revenue for 2019: $130,117
· Total waterworks expenditures for 2019: $119,968
· Total debt payments on waterworks infrastructure loans for 2019: nil
· Comparison of waterworks revenue to expenditures plus debt payments expressed as a ratio: 1:08
There were no waterworks revenue transferred out of the utility. The rates were not raised in 2019.
There is currently 0.00 in reserves available for waterworks capital infrastructure.
Interested in helping the community by being a volunteer firefighter? For information, contact Fire Chief Dave Sutter at firstname.lastname@example.org, or pick up an application form at the Town Office.
Sewage blocks can be caused by grease and fat being put down sinks and toilets by residents.
When you flush or wash oil from your deep fryers or fat from cooking food like bacon, it forms a plaque on the inside of sewer pipes. No matter how much hot water you try to flush after the fat, eventually it cools and forms a coating in the sewer pipes which collects other debris and will eventually cause a block in sewer pipes. This could result in the town’s sewer lines backing up into your house and your neighbours’ houses.
We recommend you wait for the grease or fat to cool and put it in your garbage. Another option is to pour it into an old can or glass jar when it is hot and let it cool and then place the container in the garbage. Taking the extra care will save a lot of cost and frustration down the road.
Did you know it is also harmful to flush the following items down the toilet?
While products may be advertised as "flushable," in reality items such as baby wipes, makeup remover cloths, tampons and disinfectant wipes do not decompose in the sanitary sewer system. Flushing this material causes damage to the sewer system and may cause sewer backups in your home. Flushables should be disposed of in the garbage.
Old medication can be taken to any local pharmacy. Keeping medication out of the lagoon means that it will not be released back into the environment during spring and fall release.
Transport Canada introduced measures in 2017 to protect Canadians from reckless drone use.
Canadians expect to feel safe on the ground and in the sky. The number of incidents involving recreational drones has more than tripled since 2014, prompting the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport to introduce a measure to prevent the reckless use of drones that is putting the safety of Canadians at risk.
Minister Garneau announced an immediate measure which will affect the operations of model aircraft and recreational drones of more than 250 g and up to 35 kg. Minister Garneau was joined by representatives of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Toronto Police Force.
The key new rules are that recreational drone operators must mark their drone with their contact information, and may not fly:
Operators of drones for commercial, academic or research purposes are not affected by this measure. The rules that are already in place are effective and most commercial users operate their drones in a safe manner.
Any recreational operator who fails to comply with the new flying restrictions and conditions could be subject to fines of up to $3,000.
Call 911 or your local law enforcement agency immediately if you witness illegal drone use. Visit www.canada.ca/drone-safety to learn more about these rules.