Important Notice to Consumers of City of Kenora Water and Wastewater Services
Please be advised beginning August 12, 2019, Corix Water Services Inc will be performing a Unidirectional Flushing Program on the City of Kenora watermain system. Flushing will take place Monday through Saturday, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., as per the following tentative schedule:
|Day 1, 2 and 3
Area between River Drive and Golf Course Road
|Day 4 and 5
August 15, 16
|Pine Portage Road
Area south of Rocky Heights
|Day 6, 7, 8 and 9
August 17, 19–21
Area up to north of Fourth Street North
|Railway Street Area|
|Day 11, 12 and 13
August 23, 24, 26
|North of Ninth Street North
West end of Rabbit Lake Road
|Rest of the Rabbit Lake Road
including Birchwood Crescent Area
|South of Ninth Street North in between Thirteenth Avenue North and Airport Road|
Area between Rabbit Lake Road and Dean Street
Note: This schedule is very preliminary and may be changed or altered later.
During the flushing process, there should be no interruptions to water service. Common and temporary effects of the flushing process include a slight drop in water pressure and discoloured water.
Consumers can expect that their water will become cloudy or slightly discoloured with either a yellow, red, or brown tint. The discoloured water may cause alarm at first; however, there is no health risk, and the water is safe to consume.
During this time, it may be more appealing to postpone household cleaning, laundry, or food preparation. DO NOT DO LAUNDRY on the day flushing is occurring! Wait at least 24 hours after flushing has occurred before doing laundry. Prior to doing laundry check the water color at various taps within your home, to ensure it is running clear, prior to doing laundry. Failure to follow these instructions may result in permanent damage to clothing
Upon the completion of the flushing program, consumers should open a cold water tap for a few minutes until the water appears clear, and the pressure returns to normal once again.
If the water does not clear or if water pressure does not return, please contact:
- Jeremy Clark, Corix Water Services’ Lead Operator, at 416-896-9737;
- City of Kenora, Water and Wastewater Division: Ray Lindquist at 807-467-2149 or Biman Paudel at 807-467-2296; or
- After-hours assistance at 807-466-1290.
The City apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciates your patience during this important maintenance program.