Hydro One is investing in improving reliability for community members and businesses in Manitoulin Island and the surrounding area by changing out defective poles and making system upgrades.

In order for crews to safely complete this work, a power outage is required on Sunday October 23, 2022 from 7:00

Tips to help individuals and families during an outage:

  • Make sure your appliances, such as the stove, are in the off position.
  • Make sure your cellphone and extended battery packs are fully charged.
  • Keep your refrigerator and freezer doors closed as much as possible. Use a cooler with ice for items you’ll need during the outage.
  • If your water services will be affected, consider filling jugs of water to use for drinking and cooking.
  • If you plan to use a generator, remember to use it in a dry area outdoors away from any open windows, doors and vents. Visit the Electrical Safety Authority at esasafe.com for more tips.
  • If your water services will be affected and you have a bathtub, consider filling it with water before the outage begins. You can use the water and a bucket to fill your toilet tank to be able to flush.