Notice - Angus Watermain Swabbing


On behalf of the Township of Essa, the Ontario Clean Water Agency (OCWA) will be conducting water distribution system maintenance.

Municipal water users are advised that the flushing or swabbing of drinking watermains will take place at the following locations and time periods:

Area Service Description  Service Time Period
Angus Watermain Swabbing 01 - 07 OCT

Hours of swabbing work will be:
Sunday Oct 1 from 10PM to Monday Oct 2 - 5AM – Area #1
Monday Oct 2 from 10PM to Tuesday Oct 3 - 5AM – Area #2
Tuesday Oct 3 from 10PM to Wednesday Oct 4 – 5AM – Area #2
Wednesday Oct 4 from 10PM to Thursday Oct 5 – 5AM Area #3
Thursday Oct 5 from 10PM to Friday Oct 6 – 5AM Area #3
Friday Oct 7 from 10PM to Saturday Oct 7 – 5AM Area #4

Please be aware that during watermain flushing and swabbing, residents may experience low to no water pressure and severe discoloration (brown / red) water, or perhaps even no water for the listed periods of time.

To alleviate the discolored water, please isolate hot water tanks and bypass water softeners during the work periods, and once work is complete, open the taps in your home until the water runs clear. Before doing laundry, it is recommended that the taps are opened and water is flushed to clear beforehand. 

Some customers may encounter plugged water meters if they use water during a swab run process. We are prepared to clean services and meters if this occurs upon notice to OCWA.

Please be aware that low pressure alarms on fire systems may be affected and may call out to the fire department.

If you have any questions, please contact the Ontario Clean Water Agency at 1-866-775-7712.

Service Notice and Map

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