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City may seek financial assistance from Province for frozen pipes

Guelph, ON, May 4, 2015—The City is seeking Council’s approval to request funding from the Ontario Disaster Relief Assistance Program after frozen underground pipes affected water service to 376 customers in Guelph. Staff will bring the request to Council at its meeting May 11 . This winter’s frozen pipe emergency was the largest since 1993 when almost 400 customers were affected. In 2014, 85 customers were affected by frozen pipes. “This event was unprecedented—not only the number of people affected, but the speed at which the reports came in,” said Peter Busatto, Water Services plant manager. “After the cold snap on the Family Day long weekend, we had an influx of calls and were quickly thrown into an emergency response to ensure people had access… Continue reading City may seek financial assistance from Province for frozen pipes