Talk of the Town December 2013 - Town of Vermilion

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TALK OF THE TOWN ... ACE Regional Water is in Vermilion and is currently moving through the lines ... It is important that you check your water prior to washing.
Recycle Centre & Transfer Station Holiday Hours: Vermilion Recycle Centre December 23rd - Open December 24th - 26th - Closed December 27th - 28th - Open December 29th - 30th - Closed December 31st - Open January 1st - Closed

Vermilion Regional Transfer Station

Is volunteering one of your New Year’s resolutions? If so, get an early start by helping to host the Family New Year’s Eve Party at the Regional Centre.

TALK OF THE TOWN December, 2013

For more information contact Carol at 780-581-2413 or [email protected]

December 23rd - Open December 24th - Open until 2:00 pm December 25th & 26th - Closed December 27th & 28th - Open December 29th - Closed December 30th - Open December 31st - Open until 2:00 pm January 1st - Closed

December 6 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm December 13 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm December 20 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Subject to scheduling changes For more information: Town of Vermilion 780-581-2402

Holiday Garbage Pickup Schedule for December 25th, 26th and January 1st The Transportation and Utilities

If your garbage is normally scheduled for a Wednesday pick up, your roll out bin will be picked up on Tuesday.

Department will be picking up Christmas Trees the week of January 13th.

If your garbage is normally scheduled for a Thursday pick up, your roll out bin will be picked up on Friday.

Please place your Natural Tree on your

front yard for rollout bins or at the back of your yard for alley pickup. After January 17th, you will be responsible to make your own disposal arrangements.


All other garbage pickups will be done as per your regular schedule.

ACE REGIONAL WATER IS HERE ACE Regional Water is in Vermilion and is currently moving through the lines and into everyone’s homes. During the transition to ACE water, you may notice an odor and a reddish color to the water. This is a reaction between the new chloramines in the water and the built-up deposits in the copper lines of your home. The water is safe to drink during this time and the reaction should be minimal in areas with PVC or concrete water mains. If you notice a slight reddish colour or odour turn on your cold water taps for approximately 5-10 minutes and the water should run clear. It will take up to 8 weeks for the new water to completely run through Vermilion’s system. It is important that you check your water prior to washing your clothes. If you notice a reddish color please refrain from washing your clothes and turn on your cold water taps for approximately 5-10 minutes and if the water remains reddish please call the Transportation and Utilities Department at 780-581-2415. For more information, please visit our website at or call us at 780-581-2415.

Unit of ACE Town of Measure Water Vermilion

mg/L mg/L mg/L mg/L mg/L mg/L mg/L mg/L

170 204 1.6 130 0.04 *0.13 0.7 5.4

338 905 6.55 489 0.375 1.5 10.4 200

What is this chloramination everyone is talking about? Chloramination is the process of disinfecting water using chloramines, compounds of chlorine and ammonia. Chloramination is a better choice than using chlorine alone because it produces lower levels of disinfectant by-products like trihalomethanes which form when chlorine combines with natural organic substances found in water.

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Chloraminated water is safe for drinking, cooking, bathing, laundry, gardening and all other general household uses and it is safe for lawns, flowers and vegetable gardens.

Donor Information (please print)

Because chloramine does not accumulate in the body it is safe for: women who are pregnant, babies and children, mixing baby formulas and, cleansing cuts, scrapes and wounds.

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However, just like chlorine, precautions should be taken to neutralize or remove chloramines by these special groups: kidney dialysis patients, owners of aquariums, reptiles, amphibians or backyard fish ponds, restaurants and supermarkets with live seafood tanks, photo labs and businesses or laboratories requiring high-purity water. It is best to contact specific distributors or manufacturers of these products to determine the effects of chloraminated water on these products.

Treated Water - Quality Comparisons Dec 2012 (*Yearly average) Substance Total Hardness Total Dissolved Solids Total Organic Carbon Total Alkalinity (CaCO3) Nitrate-N Ammonia Potassium Sodium

Is chloraminated water safe?

For more information on chloramines, please visit our website

VERMILION PUBLIC LIBRARY Newspaper and Magazine Service Do you currently pay for a subscription to read the Edmonton Journal, The Economist, or Canadian Living? The library now offers content like this and many more titles for free through our website. The Public Library is proud to announce that we now offer 50 popular digital magazines and hundreds of newspapers in their original form through the providers Pressdisplay and Zinio. Go to and click on the Zinio and Pressdisplay links on the bottom of the page to access this great content. Drop by the library for a tutorial on how to access these great resources on your phone, tablet, or PC. Zinio and Pressdisplay are freely available to all library cardholders. Come by the library to register for a new membership and take advantage of these great resources.


City Province Postal Code Telephone (home) Telephone (work) Fax E-mail Pledge Information I(we) pledge a total of now monthly

to be paid: quarterly yearly.

I (we) plan to make this contribution in the form of: cash check Acknowledgement Information Please use the following name(s) in all acknowledgements: I (we) wish to have our gift remain anonymous. Signature Date

Public Notice To enable our employees to spend quality time with their families during the Christmas Season, the Town of Vermilion Departments will be closed December 25, 26 & 27 and on January 1, 2014. We would like to take this time to wish you and yours a Joyous Christmas and a Very Happy New Year!!