Talk to our “well diggers”

May 22, 2013


Hot on the tail of my last blog posting about water, come and talk to our “well diggers”!

Water Services opens its doors to public on May 25

Event to feature one-day rain barrel, composter and plant sale

Guelph, On, May 22, 2013 – Water Services is hosting its annual open house and tour of the city’s largest water supply facility on Saturday, May 25.

This free, family-friendly event takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the F. M. Woods Pumping Station, located at 29 Waterworks Place.

Activities include interactive games for children, guided facility tours to learn more about Guelph’s drinking water, and information displays showcasing programs and initiatives seeking to protect and conserve our most precious resource—water.

In partnership with the City’s Healthy Landscapes program, gardening experts will be onsite sharing advice on lawn care and providing tips on how to get rid of weeds and unwanted insects. Residents can also pick up a free package of grass seed; while quantities last.

In addition, the City is hosting its one-day rain barrel and composter sale. Rain barrels are $35 and composters are $20. The Waterloo-Wellington Wildflower Society and Enabling Garden are selling annuals, perennials, and woody plants. Garden ready, pre-bagged compost (20 litres) is priced at $2.50 each or five for $10. All sales are cash only and subject to available quantities.

For more information, call 519-822-1260 extension 2107 or visit

For more information

Wayne Galliher
Water Conservation Project Manager
Water Services
519-822-1260 extension 2106

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2 Comments on “Talk to our “well diggers””

  1. Aaron Says:

    Kind of off topic but I was working at the norm Jerry splashpad and noticed that it needs a little work. The eave troughs have fallen off the one side and water has rotted one of the soffits so it has now fallen down. Now the hole allows birds, rats and raccoons to climb in and make a mess. So my thought was for the city to hire a local handy man to fix these little problems before the building.gets mold or something bad in it that would cost alot of money to repair instead of the 1000$ it needs now. It is still a good strong structure as of now and I know it is a matter of someone at the top ti ing the OK to hire a tradespersons to repair it.
    Thanks Aaron

  2. kfarbridge Says:

    Thank you Aaron. I will ensure our staff are aware of your concerns. Karen

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