Vulcan County roadways are at the very core of the agriculture industry so prevalent in the area. Vulcan County is experiencing extensive maintenance costs relating to damage incurred as a result of Irrigation Systems watering road allowances.
Irrigation water on our roads presents a safety hazard, which may result in serious injury or loss of life and property. All irrigation areas in the County are monitored for water damage to the roadways and violators will be charged.
Section 45 (1) of The Public Highways Development Act prohibits the escape of irrigation water onto any portion of the road surface, as well as into the ditch. A person who contravenes subsection (1) is guilty of an offence and punishable by way of Summary Conviction.
Upon conviction, the Court will impose a fine, which will include the cost of repairs to the damaged road.
Vulcan County is asking that all irrigation operators ensure that no water is allowed to reach the roadways.
If you have any information regarding the unauthorized watering of roadways, please call 403-485-2241.
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