Temporary water tanks helping keep residents cool during hot weather

Temporary water tank trailer
Temporary water tank trailer

A drink of water on a hot day is one way to help beat the heat. That’s why we work to have water available for residents during hot weather.

This summer, water tanks have been placed outside the Salvation Army near Main Street at Higgins Avenue, outside of the Broadway Neighbourhood Centre, in the green space at 435 Furby St. near the Magnus Eliason Recreation Centre, and in front of the Bear Clan Headquarters at 585 Selkirk Avenue.

“Water tanks are one part of our heat response plan and several factors are considered when determining a location for the water tank,” said Lisa Gilmour, the City’s Emergency Management Coordinator.

“We try to make sure water is available in the community where it’s needed, especially at a time when many water fountains have been closed because of COVID-19 precautions.”

This is done in collaboration with our Office of Emergency Management, Community Services Department, and the Water and Waste Department.

Closeup of temporary water tank
The water tank outside of the Broadway Neighbourhood Centre.

The water tanks are replenished regularly and are available to anyone who is looking for water. We would like to extend our thanks to Salvation Army and Broadway Neighbourhood Association who have been assisting with this initiative.


Originally posted on August 18, 2020

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