Over time iron and other materials settle in water mains (large pipes that carry water underground), causing discoloured water to flow into your home.
Our hydrant flushing program improves water quality by flushing pipes with fresh water. No chemicals are used, but you may notice water looks different as minerals are discharged. Visit our water quality page for tips on clearing discoloured water. During this time, the City recommends that laundry be done after flushing hours to avoid staining clothes.
2023 flushing schedule and updates:
Should you have questions regarding hydrant flushing, please feel check out our Water + sewer FAQ page. Residents with questions can also contact city hall at 613-392-2841, ext. 4901
Please note flushing is carried out daily from 7:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday to Thursday, and 7:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. on Fridays during the scheduled time listed below.
April 24 – 28
Glen Miller, Batawa, and Frankford (east side of Trent River)
May 1 – 5
Frankford (west side of Trent River)
May 8 – 19
Trenton west side of Trent River, south of Dundas Street and Young’s Cove
May 23 – 26
Trenton west side of Trent River, north of Dundas Street, South of CP rail bridge
May 29 – June 2
Trenton west side of Trent River, north of CP Railroad bridge, including all of Telephone Road
June 5 – 9
Trenton east side of Trent River, south of Dixon Drive
June 12 – 16
Trenton east side of Trent River, north of Dixon Drive, west of Sidney Street
June 19 – 23
Trenton east side of Trent River, north of Dixon Drive, east of Sidney Street (this does not include CFB Trenton owned property)
June 26 – 29
All of Bayside service area (Sidney Ward)
Learn more about hydrant flushing frequently asked questions.