Campaign Launches at Windfall Ecology Festival

MEDIA ADVISORY:

OCWA and CWF Announce New Public Awareness Campaign ‘I don’t flush’ at Windfall Ecology Festival

The Ontario Clean Water Agency (OCWA) and The Clean Water Foundation (CWF) – in conjunction with York Region, the Region of Peel and the Health Product Stewardship Association – are excited to announce the launch of a new public awareness campaign based on the already established A Prescription for Clean Water program that encourages Ontarians to return unwanted and unused pharmaceuticals back to the pharmacies where they can be properly disposed of.

On Saturday, June 7 OCWA and CWF are announcing the launch of the I Don’t Flush campaign at the Windfall Ecology Festival in York Region. The announcement will feature a guest appearance by TVO’s The Water Brothers as well as a chance for event goers to have their photos snapped with the duo. Look out for the public service announcements to start airing in the fall.

When: Saturday, June 7, 2014 – 1:15 p.m.

Where: Windfall Ecology Festival, Fairy Lake, Newmarket

Please contact Katherine Wood (kwood@ocwa.com) for more information.

About OCWA

The Ontario Clean Water Agency (OCWA) is a provincial agency that operates and maintains over 800 municipal water and wastewater facilities and a number of private sector water treatment sites—more than any other operator in Canada. OCWA is piloting innovative technologies at several facilities to conserve energy, increase capacity and reduce operating costs. In addition to its operations role, the agency supports water-related construction, operations, facilities management and regulatory compliance through consulting, training, project engineering and data capture and analysis services. OCWA has strategic partnerships with other global water organizations and continues to explore new business opportunities within and outside of Canada. Visit www.ocwa.com for more information

About the Clean Water Foundation

The Clean Water Foundation is a Canadian non-profit organization dedicated to engaging individuals in actions that preserve, protect and improve our water. We work in partnership with public, private and charitable interests to create policies and programs that encourage water friendly behaviors. For more information visit www.cleanwaterfoundation.org.