Some parts of Barrie could experience a water shortage or water discolouration for the next 10 to 12 days.
Starting today, the city is swabbing 38 km of watermain in the northwest corner of the city.
That’s the Letitia Heights/ Edgehill area.
This project will occur day and night, including weekends.
Its to remove the sediment that builds up in the watermain over time.
Some homes and businesses may experience more than one outage, due to their location, such as corner lots or lots close to main valves.
Residents and businesses may experience some water discoloration during outages for short durations.
If you see discolouration:
Turn on a cold water tap and let the water run for a few minutes.
Do not choose a tap that has a water filter connected to it, or the sediment may clog your filter.
Do not use a hot water tap because it could draw sediment into your hot water tank.
Catch some water in a light-coloured cup or container to see if it is clear. Proceed to use the water if it is clear. If the water doesn’t clear in 5 minutes, wait 30 minutes and try again.
During the outage, water pressure will come and go, but please do not run any water during this time period as it could cause large quantities of sediment to plug your service/plumbing/appliances etc.