The City of Deux-Montagnes will conduct the annual inspection of fire hydrants from July 13 to 27, 2020. The work, which was to initially starting on June 23, had to be postponed by the contractor.
The rinsing work will be carried out Monday to Thursday, between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. In addition to ensuring the proper functioning of fire hydrants, this operation is essential to maintaining the quality of the drinking water distribution network. It allows to evacuate the particles which have formed on the walls of the water mains and to detect possible leaks.
The detachment of iron particles in the water pipes may cause cloudy water and reddish coloring. It is recommended to run cold water for a few minutes, until the water returns to its normal appearance.
Colored water can be consumed and therefore poses no health risk.
Before using household appliances, such as a washing machine or dishwasher, you must first make sure that the water is colorless to avoid soiling clothes or dishes.