Possibility of Discoloured Water in Coniston, New Sudbury, Wahnapitae and Markstay

Oct 14, 2015

Businesses and residents in the Sudbury, New Sudbury, Coniston, Wahnapitae and Markstay areas are advised of limited water availability and possibly temporary lower water service pressure due to ongoing work at the Wanapitei Water Treatment Plant. Work will take place on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at 7 a.m., and will continue for approximately 8 hours.

When the water service is restored, consumers may notice lower water pressure or discoloured water.

To clear discolored water, residents are asked to run the cold water tap that is closest to their water meter for approximately 15 minutes to clear sediments from house hold plumbing. A prolonged period of discolored water and / or low water pressure should be reported to the City of Greater Sudbury by dialing 3-1-1.

Residents and businesses are encouraged to limit water consumption to essential needs only. It is requested that residents not use water for lawn watering, washing vehicles, or washing driveways.