Tottenham residents will likely notice something murky in their water for the next five weeks. The discolouration will be a result of the Town of New Tecumseth public works department conducting maintenance and flushing the water distribution system.
The work is scheduled to be done between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. every day for the period.
According to town officials, low water pressure as well as the discoloured water may be experience during the flushing period. They recommend letting cold water taps run until the water is clear, which can take up to 10 minutes. As well, before doing laundry, it is suggested you fill and run the washing machine through a rinse cycle to prevent staining of items. If the discolouration persists for periods longer than mentioned, you can contact public works for further instructions.
They can be reached at 905-729-0057, ext. 1400 during regular business hours. After hours, you can call 905-729-2291.