Brown water? It’s still safe water
August 20, 2012
Our licensed water and wastewater operators are maintaining and improving the water distribution system. These activities may stir up sediments that normally occur in water pipes, sometimes causing brown water. You can flush your pipes by turning on the cold water tap that is closest to your water meter. Let it run until its clear (this may take 5-25 minutes). If the water does not clear, please let us know by calling 613.546.1181.
Did you know?
Utilities Kingston maintains nearly 4,000 fire hydrants. We inspect, flush, test, and rate hydrants on a seasonal basis. These activities include pressure rating, bacterial testing, chlorine sampling, and flushing. Port caps and hydrant tops are painted blue, green, orange or red to alert firefighters about how much water flow (in US gallons per minute) is.