Approximately 500 homes and businesses in Westbrook will be affected by a planned water outage from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, July 26 and Wednesday, July 27.
Thursday, July 28 has been set as an alternate date, in case of weather or other unforeseen issues.
The water outage is required to safely assess the condition of the watermain on Woodbine Road, between Collin’s Bay Road and Westbrook Road. This section of pipe has a known history of watermain breaks.
The assessment will help determine the most appropriate corrective action and ensure the continued reliability of water services to customers in Westbrook.
Tips to help with a water outage:
• When water is restored, you could experience discoloured tap water. The water is still safe and you should run a cold water tap until it clears. This may take 5-25 minutes.
• Pails of water can be used to flush toilets when you pour the water into the tank. Consider ‘cottage rules’ for flushing.
• The City of Kingston emergency management plan suggests that each household has at the ready four litres of water, per person, per day for drinking and bathing.
For a detailed map of the affected area, please visit UtilitiesKingston.com.
We apologize for any inconvenience. This work helps to ensure reliable services to you, our customers. For more information, please visit UtilitiesKingston.com or call the Customer Service Centre at 613-546-0000.
Release source: City of Kingston | Photo: Wikimedia Commons