Downtown residents might expertise low water stress as repairs start on broken watermain

Chris Fox,

Revealed Wednesday, January 22, 2020 9:45AM EST

Final Up to date Wednesday, January 22, 2020 9:47AM EST

Residents in a number of downtown neighbourhoods are being warned to anticipate decrease water stress as town begins emergency repairs on a watermain that was broken by a personal contractor earlier this week.

Crews started work to restore the watermain close to Yonge and Gerrard streets early Wednesday morning.

A lot of the work is going on underground so it isn’t anticipated to impression site visitors however residents are being warned in regards to the potential for decrease water stress.

The world that might be affected is bounded by School Avenue to the north, Dundas Avenue to the south, Sherbourne Avenue to the east and Spadina Avenue to the west.

The town says that it’s going to proceed to supply a “protected water provide” to all residents by rerouting water by way of surrounding watermains through the repairs.

They, nevertheless, say that it’s potential that water might be “barely discoloured because of disruption of iron deposits.”

“To reduce discoloration Toronto Water might be flushing native watermains within the space. There are not any health-related impacts related to the discolouration and the water is protected to drink,” a press launch from town states.

The emergency repairs aren’t anticipated to be accomplished till April 30.