Fire Hydrant and Watermain Flushing

Posted On Monday March 23, 2020

Municipal Works staff are flushing fire hydrants and watermains. This maintenance takes place annually and will continue despite other service disruptions to ensure water quality.

Hydrant testing and flushing may result in temporary inconveniences. Water discharged during testing disturbs sediments in the water distribution system. This results in brown or rust-coloured water and may also reduce regular water pressure. If you detect brown or rust-coloured water, do not drink the water or wash your laundry. We recommend that you run the cold water taps in your home until the discolouration disappears. Discoloured water is not harmful to your health, but it can stain laundry.

If your laundry is stained from discoloured water, please contact Municipal Works at (613) 932-5354.

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