‘Faucet water shouldn’t be used throughout cleansing instances’: Water fundamental cleansing all through Guelph begins Monday

The City of Guelph announced watermain cleaning will be taking place throughout the city, beginning Oct. 24 and lasting through until as late as Nov. 3.The City of Guelph announced watermain cleaning will be taking place throughout the city, beginning Oct. 24 and lasting through until as late as Nov. 3.

The city is expected to begin cleaning water mains throughout Guelph on Monday.

Scheduled to begin Oct. 24 and lasting through to Nov. 3, city crews will be working between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. on cleaning water mains in “selected areas of Guelph,” according to a post on the city’s website.

The post adds any affected businesses will have received at least two weeks’ advanced notice, along with a followup phone call several days before work begins. Residents will have had one week of notice, along with a reminder notice on their door 36 to 48 hours ahead of time.

“Tap water should not be used during cleaning times. Store needed tap water in pots, jugs or your bathtub before cleaning starts. Water service may be interrupted, water pressure may be low, or water may appear discoloured during cleaning,” the post reads.

“No chemicals are used in water main cleaning. Special scrubbers and water pressure are used to clean water mains.”

The city says that drinking small amounts of discoloured water is “unlikely to cause health issues,” and that it is recommended to run “a cold water tap for five to 15 minutes to clear discoloured water before drinking or doing laundry.”

For more information, contact Water Services by calling 519-837-5627 or via email at [email protected]

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