City Warns of Discoloured Water in North Winnipeg

Brown WaterA large water main break on Friday is causing temporary bouts of discoloured water in the north part of Winnipeg.

The break occurred on Main Street north of Chief Peguis Trail early this morning, causing a slight drop in water pressure and discoloured water for some residents.

Crews have begun repairing the leak and water pressure has returned to normal.

The city says those residents who experience brown water should:

  • Turn on a cold water tap and let the water run for a few minutes. It is best to use a bathtub tap as there is no screen to trap any sediment.
  • Catch some water in a light-coloured cup. If the water isn’t clear, turn off the tap, wait 30 minutes and try again. Discoloured water usually doesn’t last long.
  • If the water still isn’t clear after waiting two to three hours, contact 311.