Trenton water main repair project
On Monday, July 17, Quinte West Water/Wastewater staff discovered a significant water main break in the primary Trenton Water Service water main located under the Trent River beside the D. J. MacDonald Bridge in Trenton. On Tuesday, City staff engaged an underwater repair contractor to install a temporary repair clamp on the water main. Some customers experienced disruptions to water flow and pressure while the temporary repair work was completed. This repair work stabilized the supply of water to customers in the affected service. However, the underwater location of the break may result in ongoing challenges until the water main is permanently repaired.
On July 25, Cobourg Development Services completed the installation of a temporary water pipe along the north sidewalk of the D. J. MacDonald Bridge in Trenton. The temporary water pipe is now fully operational, providing water to Trenton Water Service customers west of the Trent River affected by the July 17 water main break.
The temporary pipe will remain in place until the water main is permanently repaired.
The City continues to investigate the cause of the water main break and gather more information to determine the best permanent repair option for the primary water main. The permanent repair process is expected to be completed before the first frost.
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A Boil Water Advisory is not in effect. The Boil Water Advisory issued for west end Trenton residents on July 18 was lifted by Hastings Prince Edward Public Health on July 20.
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