Overloaded sewer systems a growing problem due to increased volume and
intensity of rainfall
TORONTO, May 22 /CNW/ -
WHAT: News conference to announce details of 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.
WHY: There has been an increase in insurance claims
resulting from both water damage and natural
disasters caused by more severe weather
patterns. Natural disaster claims today are
20 times higher than they were 30 years ago.
WHEN: Wednesday, May 27, 12:30 p.m.
Wingham Health and Wellness Fair
Wescast Community Complex, 99 Kerr Dr., Wingham
WHO: Mary Lou O'Reilly, Vice-President, Public
Affairs, Insurance Bureau of Canada;
Greg McClinchey, Councillor, Township of North
Huron; and Don Nicholson, Chief Operator,
Wingham Water and Wastewater Facility.
Satellite Feed: A video news release will be distributed via
satellite at 1:30 p.m. EDT. Visuals include:
distribution of rain barrels to 1,000 Wingham
homeowners, rain barrel installation and opening
ceremonies with rain barrel drummer; and
interview clips with Don Forgeron, President and
CEO of Insurance Bureau of Canada, and
Greg McClinchey, Councillor for the Township of
Satellite Coordinates: 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
Satellite Media Tour: Satellite media interviews can be booked from
2:00 to 3:00 p.m. EDT by contacting
Ellen Woodger at 416-483-2358.
For further information:
For further information: Media Contacts: Ellen Woodger at (416)
483-2358; James Geuzebroek at (416) 362-2031, ext. 4364