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.
2021 flushing schedule and updates:
As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, City staff are working independently where safe to do so. This means that the City’s annual hydrant flushing maintenance schedule may experience delays.
The City is also asking pedestrians to practice physical distancing when they encounter a City staff member flushing hydrants on their street. 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 19 – April 23
Glen Miller, Batawa, and Frankford (east side of Trent River)
April 26 – April 30
Frankford (west side of Trent River)
May 3 – May 7
Trenton west side of Trent River, south of Dundas St. and Young’s Cove
May 10 – May 14
Trenton west side of Trent River, north of Dundas St., South of CP rail bridge
May 17 – May 21
Trenton west side of Trent River, north of CP Railroad bridge, including all of Telephone Road
May 25 – May 28
Trenton east side of Trent River, south of Dixon Dr.
May 31 – June 4
Trenton east side of Trent River, north of Dixon Dr., west of Sidney St.
June 7 – June 11
Trenton east side of Trent River, north of Dixon Dr., east of Sidney St. (this does not include CFB Trenton owned property)
June 14 – June 18
All of Bayside service area (Sidney Ward)
Learn more about hydrant flushing frequently asked questions.