Water System Maintenance

Water System Maintenance

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Karen McMillan
Environmental Support Coordinator
7444 Wellington Road 21, Elora, ON
N0B 1S0
Phone: 519.846.9691 x359
Email: Click to send email

The Township conducts regular water system maintenance to improve water quality and to ensure infrastructure is repaired or replaced as needed.

Watermain Flushing

Watermain flushing is done in the spring and fall during evening hours. Flushing cleans out iron and sediment that has gathered in the Township's watermains.

The flushing process may create discoloured water at the tap. Running the cold-water tap in your home for five minutes will usually clear the discoloured water. If that does not work, wait an hour and try again.

It's recommended that you wait until the water clarity returns to normal before drinking it.

Hydrant Maintenance

Hydrants are part of water infrastructure and are annually maintained. They help save lives in the event of a fire. Please help the Township keep hydrants visible and easy to get to. Plants, shrubs and fences should not block any hydrant.