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Watermain break affecting South Porcupine water

A section of William Avenue will be without water this evening, according to a city notice
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Timmins City Hall on Algonquin Boulevard. Maija Hoggett/TimminsToday

Some homes in South Porcupine will be without water this evening because of watermain repairs.

According to the City of Timmins, the repairs are affecting water quality for South Porcupine. It's expected the repairs will be done by Nov. 27 at 4 p.m.

William Avenue from Legion Drive to Moore Street will have no water this evening for the repairs, reads a city notice. 

It also notes all homes and businesses in the affected area could experience coloured water and fluctuating water pressures. 

"Homeowners in that area may experience brown or rust-coloured water during the repairs. 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 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," reads the city notice.