Brown Water September 13

Brown Water Disruption


Last evening there was a SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) programming issue at the Water Treatment Plant that caused 2 high lift pumps to start to fill the tower.  This caused a higher than normal flow and disturbed the trunk water main suppling the Town.  The problem was identified and the second pump was shut-off, however brown water has circulated throughout the distribution system.  Public Works anticipates that this disturbance will dissipate sometime today.  Water testing in areas experiencing brown water indicates that the water is safe to consume.


If you are experiencing dirty water please refrain from doing laundry until it clears.  Letting a cold water tap run may assist in clearing the brown water disruption.  If you experience brown water beyond today, please contact the Public Works Dept. at (705)869-1751.  We apologize for this inconvenience.