The Glengarry News

Water off June 21 on Macdonald

publisher Jun 20, 2018 - 1:30pm
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Thursday, June 21, residents on Macdonald Boulevard, in Alexandria, can expect a temporary interruption in their water services.

The North Glengarry Water Works Department will be turning off the water sometime after 9 a.m., so that staff can replace a defective water distribution valve. This work is being performed as part of North Glengarry's annual water distribution maintenance upgrades. The municipality has invested $30,000 in water infrastructure improvements this year.

"This ongoing work ensures that residents are supplied with a clean, continuous flow of safe drinking water. It also minimizes the number of service disruptions caused by breaches to the water supply network," said Dean McDonald, North Glengarry's Environmental Services Manager.

Affected residents are located on Macdonald Boulevard between Touchette Street and Ronald Street. Water is expected to be restored after the work is completed on June 21.

After the water is restored, residents are asked to turn on their taps for at least five minutes. This will help clear their pipes of any residual sediment. Work on this project is weather dependent. In the event of inclement weather, the scheduled work will be completed on the next possible date.

For any questions or comments contact the public works office at 613-525-3087. Tap water will be safe to drink, but during the flushing process taking place in your area, you may notice the following changes:

  • Your water may become cloudy or discoloured
  • Your water supply may be interrupted for short periods of time
  • You may experience lower than normal water pressure

Contact the waterworks department if your water remains discoloured after running your taps for more than 20 minutes.