The Cindy Klassen Recreation Complex at 999 Sargent Avenue has been opened to accommodate those Winnipeg residents with frozen pipes and no running water.
Citizens can access sanitization instructions at the centre for refilling water jugs, pick up containers of water, access 311 services, Canadian Red Cross personal comfort kits and refreshments from the Salvation Army. Shower facilities and recreation/reading activities are also available.
“Running a household with no water is a challenge and by establishing a one-stop resource location for citizens we hope to help families and individuals access information, resources and opportunities to alleviate some difficulties,” said Randy Hull, Emergency Preparedness Coordinator for the City of Winnipeg. “As we move forward, we can adjust resource availability accordingly, increasing or decreasing services based on demand, while citizens await thawing service for their properties.”
The Citizen Resource Centre will be open Monday to Friday from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
waterless cleaning kit available at Frozen Pipe Citizen Resource Centre @ CKRC #WpgPipes pic.twitter.com/QwE9PvOQOk
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