OPG reminds you to make water safety a priority this summer

TORONTO, June 16, 2016 /CNW/ - As summer approaches and people spend more time outdoors, OPG wants to make sure you focus on water safety.

"Stay Clear, Stay Safe is a message we are always telling people," says Mike Martelli, OPG's President, Renewable Generation and Power Marketing. "We repeat this message on TV, radio and in print because we take safety – your safety - seriously."

OPG owns and operates 65 hydroelectric generating stations and 240 dams across the province. In areas surrounding these stations, changing water levels and strong undertows can happen quickly. 

"Despite continued warnings, some people disregard our signs and barriers, putting themselves at risk," says Martelli. "We work with the Ontario Provincial Police to enforce these warnings, and charges can - and have - been laid."

When heading out this summer please make water safety a priority. Respect the signs and barriers at and near our facilities. They are there for your protection.

OPG provides more than half the power Ontario relies on. The electricity OPG produces is more than 99 per cent free of greenhouse gas and smog causing emissions.

To view OPG's public service TV ad, The Power of Water, and to learn more about water safety, visit www.opg.com/watersafety .

SOURCE Ontario Power Generation Inc.

For further information: Ontario Power Generation: Media Relations, 416-592-4008 or 1-877-592-4008, Follow us @opg

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