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Brown water advisory for Forest Avenue

Thursday, August 07, 2014   by: SooToday.com Staff

NEWS RELEASE

PUC SERVICES

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PUC customers in the area generally bounded by Ontario Avenue to Wellington Street and Pim Street to Upton Road are reminded that during the road reconstruction project on Forest Avenue, there is a possibility that customers in the area could draw discoloured water.

This is due to the PUC taking the opportunity provided by the City’s road reconstruction project to replace and upgrade a large section of the water distribution system in The Crescent and Forest Avenue area.

The discoloured water will occur tomorrow (August 8, 2014) when the PUC isolates and disconnects a section of watermain that is slated for replacement.

Customers that notice their water is discoloured should:

  • Turn on a cold-water tap and let the water run for a maximum of 15 minutes. It is best to use a bathtub tap, as there is no screen to trap any sediment.
  • If the water does not clear up after 15 minutes of flushing, turn off your tap and wait 30 minutes and try again. If the water does not clear up after two 15 minute flushing cycles, please call PUC Customer Service at 705-759-6522 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and 705-759-6555 at all other times.

We apologize for this inconvenience to our customers, and wish to thank everyone for their understanding and cooperation.

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