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Water is flowing once again at public drinking stations

Residents and visitors can wet their whistles around the city once again this summer as the City’s public drinking stations have returned. The water outlets are in Nicholas Sheran Park, Legacy Park, Henderson Lake Park and in Galt Gardens downtown. They were installed and operational in July of 2023.

“The stations saw a lot of usage in the first summer season,” says Jeremy Charlesworth, Water & Wastewater project manager. “The Galt Gardens station alone filled the equivalent of 12,000 water bottles, or 133 a day.”

The stations hook up to hydrants, providing a continuous water source. This ensures important access, especially for vulnerable members of the community as summer approaches. The water dispensers are also uniquely local. Staff at the Water Treatment Plant designed and manufactured them.

The stations are part of a two-year pilot project introduced by City Council in November of 2022. Council is expected to review the two-year pilot program later this year.

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