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Coloured water possible in Porcupine, South Porcupine: city notice

It's because of water infrastructure activities
2018-05-07 Timmins City Hall MH
Timmins City Hall. Maija Hoggett/TimminsToday

Water infrastructure activities could mean coloured water for some residents, according to the City of Timmins.

A notice from the city says the affected areas are South Porcupine, Porcupine, and the areas surrounding Murdock. The disruption notice went into effect yesterday (Nov. 4) and runs until Nov. 9.

"Homeowners and businesses may experience brown or rust-coloured water," reads the notice.

"It is recommended not to drink or wash laundry with the discoloured water. While it is not harmful to your health, it can stain laundry. Should this occur, it is advised to turn off your tap for 10-20 minutes in order to allow the crew to complete the work. Once the repairs are complete and the work crew has left the area, turn on the cold water tap closest to the source (usually your laundry tub tap) and let it run for approximately 15-20 minutes or until the water colour has returned to normal. Persistent coloured water is expected to remain in the system until the water has an opportunity to exit the system."