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Winnipeg Residents May Experience Temporary Brown Water

October 21, 2015 3:28 PM | News

Brown Water

The city is about to begin major water feeder main cleaning this week, meaning some Winnipeg residents may experience brown water temporarily.

Three sections of water mains will be cleaned and inspected beginning on Thursday.

Work will begin on the water main on Maryland Avenue crossing the Assiniboine River, affecting Wellington Crescent and Crescentwood.

On Friday, the focus will turn to St. Boniface, Norwood, Glenwood, Varennes, Dufresne, and Archwood. The water main on Goulet Street crossing the Seine River will be cleaned.

On Monday, October 26, the water main on St. James Street crossing the Assiniboine River will be cleaned. Residents in the Wellington Crescent, North River Heights, Sir John Franklin, Old Tuxedo, Edgeland, and Tuxedo areas will be affected.

Those who do experience discoloured water should turn on a cold water tap and let the water run for a few minutes. Catch some water in a light-coloured cup. If the water isn’t clear, turn off the tap, wait 30 minutes and try again. If the water still isn’t clear after waiting two to three hours, contact 311.

— Staff