MPP Fullerton: ESA Fees Are Waived For Ottawa Residents In Flood Zone

Published on May 07, 2019

The Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) will be waiving its reconnection fees effective immediately.

May 7, 2019 / OTTAWA -- Merrilee Fullerton, MPP for Kanata-Carleton announces that the Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) will be waiving its reconnection fees effective immediately in regard to the restoration of electrical services to houses in flood damaged areas of West Carleton.

In making the announcement, MPP Fullerton stated: “I am pleased to hear that the ESA will be waiving any and all reconnection fees for Ontarians, including residents in Ottawa, impacted by flooding.”

“I have been working on this initiative since last Thursday when it was first brought to my attention by some West Carleton residents.”  

“It is encouraging to see the ESA take these steps for those currently facing extreme hardships that are beyond their control.”

Having worked closely with her ministerial colleague, MPP Fullerton stated, “I’d like to thank Minister of Government and Consumer Services Bill Walker, who has oversight over the ESA, and his team for supporting our request for these fees to be waived.”

“Our government is committed to working with the dedicated staff on the ground and our partners in emergency services to ensure the safety and wellbeing of residents and I am pleased to see ESA join us in these efforts.”

The local provincial representative added, “I’d thank all first responders, utilities and service providers for supporting our West Carleton communities during this difficult time.”

For more information,, the ESA website is:

https://www.esasafe.com/consumers/safety-and-security/storm-safety/flood-safety-info

Toll free ESA customer phone number is 1-877-372-7233.

 

Media Contact for Merrilee Fullerton, MPP:

Tiffany Lepack                           613-599-3000

Constituency Assistant            merrilee.fullerton@pc.ola.org