STAY AWAY FROM DAMS AND HYDROPOWER STATIONS.
7/5/2018 8:55:59 AM
Ontario Power Generation is reminding you to stay away from dams and hydropower stations.
Water near these facilities is dangerous, and members of the public are urged to obey all signs, booms, barriers and buoys placed near OPG facilities.
Mike Martelli, OPG President Renewable Generation, says more than a third of OPG's power comes from renewable hydro generation, and water levels near these facilities can rapidly change.
OPG recently launched a new water safety campaign.
The PSA will run all summer on major Ontario networks, and is part of a strategy promoting water safety around OPG's dams and hydroelectric generating stations.
Important water safety tips include:
- To stay safe, you must obey all warning signs, fences, buoys, booms and barriers. They are put there to protect you. The areas inside are dangerous, stay clear of them.
- You may not be able to see the generating facility but the buoys, signs, booms, fences and barriers are there to warn you of the hazards.
- Stay a safe distance outside of warning signs, buoys, booms and barriers when fishing, boating or swimming.
- Stay well back from the edge of waters above and below hydroelectric dams and stations.
- Never stand, anchor or tie your boat below a dam. This is extremely dangerous behaviour. Rapidly changing water levels and flows can take you by surprise.
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