May 19, 2023
Water Bottle-Filling Stations
For the third year in a row, the City is setting up water bottle-filling stations to ensure Edmontonians have access to clean, safe drinking water throughout the summer. The program launched with five stations in 2021, and is expanding to up to 20 this year.
Helping people avoid dehydration during extreme heat is important and part of the City’s response to support the safety and wellbeing of vulnerable Edmontonians.
Installation is currently underway, and 17 stations are expected to be operational by May 20. The remaining three stations will be available for installation based on demand. The locations of the water stations include:
- Central McDougall and Queen Mary Park (109 Ave and 107 St)
- Kinistinâw Park (102 Ave and 96 St)
- Boyle Street Community Services (105 Ave and 102 St)
- Bissell Centre (96 St and 105 Ave)
- Sheriff Robertson Park (82 St and 112 Ave)
- Stanley A. Milner Library (Downtown) (by front entrance, 7 Sir Winston Churchill Square)
- Butler Park
- Callingwood Park South
- Unity Square (104 Ave and 117 St)
North & Northeast
- Parkdale Plaza (118 Ave and 82 St)
- Clareview Transit Station
- Mosaic Centre (65 St and 132 Ave)
- Niginan Housing Ventures (12340 Fort Road)
- Beverly Heights ( 118 Ave between 34-35 St)
- Southgate Transit Centre
- McIntyre Park/Old Strathcona Farmers Market
- Mill Woods Transit Station
The water bottle filling stations, which are attached to fire hydrants, are located near City public washrooms where possible.
City crews made several design improvements to the filling stations this year, including the addition of a stainless steel guard to each faucet. The modifications further enhance the safety of the water.
In addition, Edmontonians can access water at the existing water bottle filling stations throughout LRT and Transit Centres.
Extreme Weather Response Lifted
The City lifted its extreme weather response this morning at 8 a.m. The response was activated on May 17 due to poor air quality caused by wildfire smoke but has ended with improvements in the Air Quality Health Index.
What Edmontonians Can Do To Help
During extreme weather events, we encourage Edmontonians to check in on family, friends and neighbours who may be vulnerable to weather conditions. Edmontonians who are concerned about someone outside can help by calling:
- 211 and press 3 for the 24/7 Crisis Diversion team. They can assist with individuals who may be in distress and can provide transportation to social service agencies.
- 911 in cases of emergency