Safety around Dams

FOCA partners with Ontario Power Generation (OPG), an Ontario-based electricity generation company, to promote public safety around power generation stations.

OPG’s principal business is the generation and sale of electricity in Ontario. Their focus is on the efficient production and sale of electricity from generation assets, while operating in a safe, open and environmentally responsible manner.

The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources owns almost 400 of Ontario’s dams.  The MNR Dam Safety pages include important information about these facilities and how we can stay safe around them.

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Ontario alone has more than 5,000 dams and weirs. “Many dams are approaching or have exceeded their normal life expectancy,” the report noted. “They are in poor condition and no longer provide their originally intended function. They present risks to public safety, owner liability issues, and impacts to the natural environment.”

Videos from OPG about summer dam safety:

Michelle LewinSafety around Dams