Monitoring – Water levels
Notice provided as a preventive measure
As it is the case every spring, the Service de sécurité incendie will be constantly monitoring water levels. The Organisation municipale de sécurité civile of the City of Vaudreuil-Dorion (OMSC) has held meetings focused on close monitoring of the situation and the approach to take should the situation become worrisome. The committee consists mainly of the Mayor, the municipal administration, the Service de sécurité incendie and most of the City’s directors. The municipal authorities and the civil security department are constantly monitoring the situation. Every measures are being taken in order to quickly implement the emergency plan if required.
On site, action is already underway: daily recording of water levels, installation of additional auxiliary pumps, cleaning of networks, observation rounds, ordering of sand bags, etc. Please rest assured that the City will not wait for the water levels to reach a critical point before taking action. Numerous sand bags are ready to be distributed if the situation requires it.
Citizens are invited to make sure that their sump pumps are functional. The same applies to backflow preventers, which are mandatory. Because they close automatically, backflow preventers prevent sewage from the main sewer from backing up and overflow into the basement.
Should the situation worsen, we suggest moving furniture, electrical appliances and personal items out of the basement in an effort to limit damage. Furthermore, we ask that you have a 72-hour emergency kit ready. Additional information is available on the City’s Web site under Services to residents / Public safety / Emergency measures.
Should the risk of flooding become imminent, please consult the City’s Web site. Essential information will be available on the home page in the NEWS section. If emergency measures are taken by the City, citizens will be notified through an alert banner at the top of the home page. Information will also be provided on the City’s Facebook page.
For any additional information, please contact the Vaudreuil-Dorion Service de sécurité incendie at 450 455-3371, Option 8, from Monday to Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. or dial 311. Lastly, we would like to remind you that if emergency interventions are required, the 450 455-3371, extension 2805 number will be activated.