TORONTO, March 14, 2016 /CNW/ - If you are planning to enjoy the outdoors over March break, please remind your family and friends to stay clear of the areas near our dams and generating stations.
"March Break is a great time to head outside however, waterways near hydro generating stations are not places for recreation. Take some time to make your family and friends aware of the dangers near hydro generating facilities," says Mike Martelli, OPG's President, Renewable Generation and Power Marketing.
Water levels and flows near hydro stations can change quickly as stations and dams respond to changing conditions. In areas where ice continues to form, it too can be dangerous as the fluctuating water levels can make ice thin and weak. Look for fences, buoys, booms and barriers that are in place to mark hazardous locations. Warning signs notify the public of dangerous places to avoid. Stay clear of these unsafe areas, and respect the signs and barriers that are in place for your protection.
"At OPG, safety is always our priority," adds Martelli. "When near our generating facilities, please remember to stay clear, stay safe."
OPG safely operates 65 hydroelectric stations and 240 dams on waterways across Ontario, from Kenora to Cornwall.
For more information about water safety and educational resources for kids, visit 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