Altona’s newly formed Accessibility Committee “Equal Access Altona” is looking for input from the community. A short survey regarding barriers that individuals may face in Altona is being rolled out today across Altona. It can be accessed online through the Town of Altona website, or in person at a variety of places locally. The Town of Altona Civic Centre, Pembina Valley Pharmacy, South Central Regional Library Altona Branch, Blue Sky Opportunities, Katharina Court and the Gardens on Tenth will all have physical copies of this survey available to the public.
The survey has 41 questions, and takes 10-20 minutes to complete. After completing the survey, participants can opt in to be eligible to win one of four prizes, which will be drawn on July 12th, 2019. The prizes will be iPads or equivalent Chamber Bucks.
Barriers are defined as “anything – including physical, architectural, technological or attitudinal, anything that is based on information or communication or anything that is the result of a policy or a practice – that hinders that full and equal participation in society of persons with a physical, mental, intellectual, learning communication or sensory impairment or a functional limitation.”
The Voluntary Water Restriction from Pembina Valley Water Co-op has ended; however, a water reduction is still encouraged. Please continue to be mindful about your water use, and reduce unnecessary usage. See the Pembina Valley Water Co-op website for more info about using water wisely.
A statement from the Pembina Valley Water Cooperative:
With the hot weather in the forecast, Pembina Valley Water Coop is requesting a voluntary water use restriction in order to help conserve water and reduce peak water demands.
Currently the Red River Regional WTP (Letellier) is operating at maximum capacity and the demand is putting a strain on our water supply. PVWC and the municipalities are working together to manage the reservoirs. Currently we are “holding our own”.
What does this mean for you, as an Altona resident? We ask that you refrain from any non-essential water use at this time, which includes filling swimming pools or watering lawns, until such a time that the voluntary water-use restriction has ended. See the document below for some additional tips to reduce water usage.