March 17, 2017
Sunday, March 19 from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
Released: 9:05 a.m.
Winnipeg, MB – Wellington Crescent from Grosvenor Avenue to Dorchester Avenue will be closed to all vehicular traffic this Sunday, March 19, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. for the assembly of a large crane used for building construction. Pedestrian access on Wellington Crescent will be maintained on the south sidewalk. Motorists should allow for additional travel time, and use alternate routes in this area to reach their destinations.
Transit buses will be rerouted. For Transit re-route and schedule information, visit www.winnipegtransit.com or contact 311, available 24 hours every day by phone at 311 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This closure is scheduled outside of peak traffic hours to minimize disruption to downtown traffic. For regular updates on City of Winnipeg lane closures and to view lane closures on an interactive map, please visit City of Winnipeg - Regional Lane Closures.
Released: 12:44 p.m.
Winnipeg, MB – The City of Winnipeg is encouraging residents to check for plumbing leaks during Fix a Leak Week, March 20 – 26, 2017.
Plumbing leaks can waste water 24 hours a day, seven days a week and can cost customers hundreds of dollars each year. The majority of leaks occur in the bathroom and the most common culprits are toilets and dripping faucets.
In many cases, fixture replacement parts are inexpensive, pay for themselves quickly, and can be installed by do-it-yourselfers or plumbing professionals.
Monitoring our homes for leaks on a regular basis helps ensure we are all doing our part to protect our precious water resources.
Fix a Leak Week checklist
- Check for leaks (e.g., toilets, faucets, showerheads).
- Fix leaks immediately.
- Replace fixtures if necessary with WaterSense labelled models.
Fix a Leak Week was created by United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) WaterSense Program. The City of Winnipeg is a promotional partner of the WaterSense Program.
Residents can visit:
- City of Winnipeg – Water Conservation to see videos on how to use your water meter to check for leaks and simple steps to check your toilet for leaks.
- Visit epa.gov/watersense for more information on the WaterSense Program.