THUNDER BAY – Thunder Bay residents could experience discoloured water staring tomorrow as work to commission two replacement water mains extending from the Bare Point Water Treatment Plant continues this week.
Valves will be opened to the new water mains on Thursday evening, which may cause discoloured water. In addition, water pressure, taste or clarity could be affected for short periods.
If any changes in water are noticed, follow the steps below:
- Do not open any HOT water taps
- Open only one COLD water tap (a tap that does not have a water filter system attached to it) and allow the water to flow at a medium flow until the water runs clear.
- Once the single COLD water tap is running clear, open all other taps including HOT water taps and flush until all water runs clear.
Running cold water taps for five minutes will usually clear any discoloured water. If water does not clear after following the procedure above, contact City Dispatch at 625-2195.