Taste and Odour in Drinking Water

Currently, some residents may notice a musty or “dirt” taste/odour with their drinking water.  This has nothing to do with the temporary switch in secondary disinfection.  The musty or “dirt” taste and odour in the water is related to very

07/27/2018
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Free Chlorine Secondary Disinfection

The UWSS will now be permanently using free chlorine for its secondary disinfection process until further notice.  This will cover all of the UWSS service area, which includes the Municipality of Leamington, the Town of Kingsville, and parts of the

07/27/2018
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Reminder to residents of lawn watering by-laws

Residents of the Union Water Supply System are reminded that from May to September each year lawn watering is restricted to every other day according to your house number.  Even numbered homes shall water on even days and odd numbered

07/17/2018
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UWSS and OCWA team up for water conservation program

East Mersea Public School had the privilege of participating in Ontario Clean Water Agency’s OneWater education and awareness program.  Grade 7 students learned of methods ensuring safe drinking water through testing and visual aids and about conservation issues affecting our

06/27/2018
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Canadian Water Network – Report from Canadian Municipal Water Constorium

The Canadian Municipal Water Consortium is a group working together to advance water, wastewater and stormwater management.  The Canadian Water Network has prepared Balancing the Books: Financial Sustainability for Canadian Water Systems.  While working together to share knowledge the working group also

04/12/2018
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Essex Water Tower being rehabilitated

Update: April 27, 2018 – The Essex Water Tower is now fully encapsulated.  Sandblasting is underway to remove the old paint to ensure that the surface of the tank is ready for its fresh coat of paint.  The project is

04/12/2018
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November 15th UWSS Joint Board of Management Board meeting CANCELLED

It has been decided that the November 15th Board meeting is cancelled.  The next scheduled meeting for the UWSS Joint Board of Management will be held on December 20th, 2017 at 9 am in the Kingsville Community Room of the

11/10/2017
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Blue Green Algae affecting waters of Lake Erie

Every Summer the Union Water Supply System is on the watch for blue-green algae.  It starts forming in the shallow warm waters of Lake Erie close to Ohio and then makes its way across to area beaches.  With the recent

09/27/2017
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