OPG Reminds People to Stay Clear! Stay Safe!
TORONTO, April 4, 2012 /CNW/ - Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is reminding people to take extra care on Ontario's waterways this Easter weekend.
"We're expecting people will be out enjoying what's predicted to be an excellent weekend, but we're asking them to make sure they use extra care around the water. It's still cold and the rivers will be flowing fast," said, Frank Chiarotto, Senior Vice President of OPG's Hydro-Thermal Operations group
"Our water safety message is pretty simple. Stay Clear! Stay Safe!" The water flows around power dams can change very quickly. The areas around our structures are clearly marked with warning signs, but we still find people boating, fishing and hiking in these areas," he said.
"We've made a real effort to reach out to boaters and anglers through spring outdoor shows and have provided our material to more than 20,000 people this year alone. These are people who enjoy the outdoors, want to do it safely and are likely to act as safety ambassadors," Chiarotto noted.
You can learn more about safety near dams and hydroelectric stations by visiting: www.opg.com/watersafety
For further information:
OPG Media Relations
1-877-592-4008 or 416-592-4008