On behalf of the Township of Mapleton, Public Works Department, the Ontario Clean Water Agency (OCWA) will be conducting water distribution system maintenance in August, 2022.
Municipal water users are advised that the flushing or swabbing of drinking watermains will take place at the following locations and time periods:
Drayton 08 – 12 Aug
Hours of swabbing work will be Monday night, August 8th & Tuesday night, August 9th, from 9pm to 5am and again Thursday day, August 11th and Friday day, August 12th, from 7am to 5pm.
Please be aware that during watermain flushing and swabbing, residents may experience low water pressure and severe discoloration (brown/red) water, or perhaps even no water for short periods of time.
To alleviate the discolored water, please isolate hot water tanks and bypass water softeners during the work periods, and once work is complete, open the taps in your home until the water runs clear. Before doing laundry, it is recommended that the taps are opened and water is flushed to clear beforehand.
Some customers may encounter plugged water meters if they use water during a swab run process. We are prepared to clean services and meters if this occurs upon notice to OCWA.
Please be aware that low pressure alarms on fire systems may be affected and may call out to the fire department.
If you have any questions, please contact the Ontario Clean Water Agency at 1-866-775-7712.