Fire Flow Testing

The Public Utilities Department wishes to advise the public of a fire flow test scheduled to occur at the intersection of Ninth Ave and Balsam St at 11:00pm June 8 2017. This test is expected to last approximately one hour.

Homeowners and businesses within a three block radius may experience short-term loss in water pressure or experience brown or rust-coloured water following the testing. It is recommended not to drink or wash laundry with the discoloured water. While it is not harmful to your health, it can stain laundry. Should this occur, it is advised to turn off your tap for 10-20 minutes in order to allow the crew to complete the test. Once the test is complete and the work crew has left the area, turn on the COLD water tap closest to the source (usually your laundry tub tap) and let it run for approximately 15-20 minutes or until the water colour has returned to normal.

City staff would like to thank residents for their patience and cooperation during this necessary process.