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Water service disruption for watermain work on Highway 61

Water service disruption on Highway 61 starting Sunday.
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NEWS RELEASE
CITY OF THUNDER BAY
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THUNDER BAY – Sewer and water work will take place on Highway 61 starting on Sunday, Oct. 24, at approximately 11 p.m. This work will result in the shutdown of the water main feeding all services north of Highway 61, west of Mount Forest Boulevard, as well as all services west of 20th Side Road. Work is expected to be complete by Monday, Oct. 25, at 6 a.m. 

The scheduled work will not require road closures or re-direction of traffic.

Once the work is complete, turning the water supply back on may result in discoloured water for impacted residents. 

Residents are advised to follow the steps below if they notice their water is discoloured:

1.    Do not open any HOT water taps.
2.    Only open one COLD water tap (a tap that does not have a water filter system attached to it) and allow the water to flow at a medium flow until the water runs clear.
3.    Once the single COLD water tap is running clear, open all other taps including HOT water taps and flush until all water runs clear.

Running cold water taps for five minutes should clear any discoloured water. If discolouration returns, please repeat steps 1-3. 

If the water does not clear after following the procedure above, residents can contact Infrastructure & Operations Dispatch at 625-2195.

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