THUNDER BAY – Thunder Bay residents could experience discoloured water on Thursday, Nov. 13 as work to commission two replacement water mains extending from the Bare Point Water Treatment Plant continues this week.
The new mains will replace two older mains that also extend from the plant.
On Wednesday, scheduled maintenance work will take place at Bare Point, which will facilitate the decommissioning of the two old mains.
This may cause discoloured water on Thursday morning. In addition, water pressure, taste or clarity could be affected for short periods.
If you notice any changes to your water, please 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 your cold water taps for five minutes will usually clear any discoloured water.
If your water does not clear after following the procedure above, please contact Dispatch at 625-2195.