Media Advisory - First-of-its-kind rain barrel pilot project could help Canadian municipalities reduce stress on sewer infrastructure, help prevent basement flooding and conserve water



    
    Overloaded sewer systems a growing problem due to increased volume and
    intensity of rainfall
    

    TORONTO, May 27 /CNW/ -

    
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                             A Video News Release
                                     from
                         Insurance Bureau of Canada
                         May 27, 2009 at 1.30pm EDT
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    Satellite Coordinates
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                          May 27 at 1.30pm Eastern
                          Satellite:  Galaxy 17; Transponder 19K,
                          Slot A - 9 MHz
                          Frequency 12066.5 MHz Horizontal
                          Symbol rate 6.1113
                          FEC 3 / 4
                          Aspect ratio will be 16:9

                          This feed can also be received via Bell fibre loop
                          at Toronto TOC. Connect to TV2GO
                          Tx2.. Truck telephone numbers:
                          Trouble: 416-399-0466 or 519-654-7809

    STORY:
    A ground-breaking rain barrel pilot project that will measure how much
    the use of rain barrels by an entire community can divert water from
    sewer systems, reduce the risk of basement flooding and decrease demand
    for treated water.

    Video News Release includes:
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    Visuals include: distribution of rain barrels to 1,000 Wingham
    homeowners, rain barrel installation and opening ceremonies with rain
    barrel drummer
                            Interview clips with:
        -  Don Forgeron, President / CEO, Insurance Bureau of Canada
        -  Greg McClinchey, Councillor for the Township of North Huron
        -  Robert Tremblay, Director of Research, IBC (French interview)

    Satellite interviews can also be booked between 2pm and 3pm EDT.
    





For further information:

For further information: or to schedule an interview, please contact:
Ellen Woodger at (416) 483-2358; or James Geuzebroek at (416) 362-2031; For
technical information: Production - The Gabor Group, Ken Clarke, (416)
961-1757 x 3; Technical: (416) 341-2052


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