Recreation activities not advised on stormwater ponds

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Skating is a great way to get exercise during the long winter months for adults and children alike, and the City of Leduc would like to share a couple of safety items.

Citizens may have noticed a number of ponds throughout Leduc neighbourhoods that look like good places to strap on the skates and get out. The problem is, these ponds aren’t designed for recreation activities and pose a serious and unseen threat.

These are stormwater ponds and their purpose is to reduce the risk of flooding in your neighbourhood. Water can be flowing underneath the surface all year round resulting in water level fluctuations and inconsistent ice thickness. The ice may look thick enough at one point, but could be dangerously thin just inches away. Worse still, no water may even be under the ice.

If skating is part of your next excursion, please visit Leduc.ca for a list of open and safe locations in Leduc.

For more information, call Leduc Enforcement Services at 780-980-7200 option 5.

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City of Leduc Enforcement Services is a team of community peace officers (CPOs) appointed by the Alberta Solicitor General and Minister of Public Security. Working closely with the Leduc RCMP, enforcement services work to raise awareness and ensure compliance with city bylaws and select provincial statutes. Visit https://www.leduc.ca/departments/enforcement-services for more information or call them at 780-980-7200 option 5.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Mariann Tobin, Corporate Communications Officer
780–980–7171
mtobin@leduc.ca