The City of Maple Ridge performs watermain cleaning from January to May and then again from October to December. This maintenance work improves water quality; however, during this cleaning process some residents could experience drops in water pressure and milky or discoloured water. If you experience any of these problems,
• Turn on a cold water tap and let the water run for a few minutes. Do not choose a tap that has a water filter connected to it, or the sediment may clog your filter. Do not use a hot water tap because it could draw sediment into your hot water tank.
• Catch some water in a light-coloured cup or container to see if it is clear. You can use your water if it is clear.
If the water doesn’t clear in 5 minutes, wait 30 minutes and try again.
If you continue to experience an issue with your water, after you have completed the above steps, please contact Public Works at 604-463-9581.