Evaluate Water Conditions and Always be Prepared
TORONTO, June 30, 2020 /CNW/ - As cities and towns across the province slowly begin the process of reopening their communities, Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is advising people to stay clear of hydroelectric dams and generating stations over the Canada Day long weekend.
"While we are pleased to see the province's parks and recreational facilities reopen in many of our host communities, it's important to still remind people to always evaluate conditions before entering any waterways," said Mike Martelli, OPG President of Renewable Generation. "Respect the power of water and all signs and barriers around OPG facilities. They are there for your safety."
The waterways near OPG's facilities are not a safe place for recreation. Before participating in any outdoor water recreational activity, OPG is advising the public to first visit: www.opg.com/watersafety.
Despite continued warnings, some people disregard our signs and barriers, putting themselves at risk. We work with the Ontario Provincial Police to enforce these warnings, and charges can - and have - been laid.
OPG operates 66 hydroelectric stations and 241 dams on 24 river systems throughout Ontario.
Enjoy Canada Day – stay clear, stay safe and stay distanced!
OPG is the largest electricity generator in the province, providing almost half the power Ontarians rely on every day. It is also one of the most diverse generators in North America with nuclear, hydro, biomass, solar and gas assets.
SOURCE Ontario Power Generation Inc.
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