Hydrant flushing

Learn more about hydrant flushing and dates when flushing will occur.

The City’s hydrant flushing program is a necessary maintenance process that removes particles and minerals that form over time inside water pipes, thereby widening the water’s pathway to flow. Flushing ensures a continual, adequate supply of potable water for necessary uses while meeting public safety needs through fire prevention (under Ontario Fire Code, Ont. Reg. 730/81) and confirming that water supply systems, including valves and hydrants, are in good working order. 

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.  

2024 flushing schedule and updates:

Should you have questions regarding hydrant flushing, please refer to 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. 

Zone

Schedule

Details

Area #1

April 29 – May 3

Glen Miller, Batawa, and Frankford (east side of Trent River)

Area #2

May 6 – 10

Frankford (west side of Trent River)

Area #3

May 13 – 24

Trenton west side of Trent River, south of Dundas Street and Young’s Cove

Area #4

May 27 – 31

Trenton west side of Trent River, north of Dundas Street, South of CP rail bridge

Area #5

June 3 – 7

Trenton west side of Trent River, north of CP Railroad bridge, including all of Telephone Road

Area #6

June 10 – 14

Trenton east side of Trent River, south of Dixon Drive

Area #7

June 17 – 21

Trenton east side of Trent River, north of Dixon Drive, west of Sidney Street

Area #8

June 24 – 28

Trenton east side of Trent River, north of Dixon Drive, east of Sidney Street (this does not include CFB Trenton owned property)

Area #9

July 2 – 5

All of Bayside service area (Sidney Ward)


Learn more about hydrant flushing frequently asked questions.

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