River Watch 2018 - Flood Recovery

Water levels are now below flood stage.

The following flood recovery information is provided for residents.


Damage to Property / Disaster Financial Assistance

Residents can report flood-related damages by calling 1-888-298-8555 or by registering damages online. Click Here

  • Private Wells:  The provincial government is providing free testing for water from private wells which have been directly affected by recent flooding. For information, Click Here


Flood Debris Pickup

The City of Fredericton will be offering a special debris pick-up service for those in flooded areas until May 28, 2018.

  • NOTE:  This special service is separate from the annual Spring Yard Clean-up. For information Click Here
  • NOTE:  People wishing to independently dispose of non-hazardous items may take them to the Fredericton Solid Waste Commission at no charge. For information Click Here

Please put any household flood debris or large debris from your property at the roadside.  These materials should be piled away from regular household garbage and recycling materials. Sand bags may be disposed of with flood debris.For more information, Click Here.

Any household hazards materials should be piled separate from flood debris. They can also be taken to the Fredericton Solid Waste Commission every Wednesday or Saturday. For more information, Click Here.

People should start tearing out wet building materials as soon as possible to avoid mould build up. Do not burn flood debris¹, as this can cause negative environmental impacts. Illegal dumping is also prohibited and offenders are subject to fines. For more information, Click Here.


Cleanup Kits / Support

  • Free Red Cross Flood Cleanup Kits are now available at 318 Maple Street, Fredericton, from 8:30am to 7:00 p.m. daily. They will be available from Service New Brunswick offices on Queen Street starting May 14, during regular business hours.
  • Samaritan’s Purse Canada is helping New Brunswick’s flood victims by sending one of its specially equipped Disaster Relief Units to the water-logged province, and recruiting volunteers to clean damaged homes.  Anyone needing Samaritan’s Purse clean-up assistance can call 1-844-547-2663. Anyone who wants to volunteer to help clean out flooded homes should visit SamaritansPurse.ca/NBFlood2018.


Water & Sewer

  • We have been getting some questions about Fredericton drinking water, and if it’s safe to drink during the flood.  Yes, it is absolutely safe to drink. Our water distribution system is pressurized, and water can only travel out, and not in. We also maintain chlorine residual as added protection.  In the very unlikely event that the system did become contaminated, an alert would be sent to all users immediately!
  • Sanitary Sewer.  Sanitary sewer mains are running at full capacity in some low-lying areas, as flood water enters through manhole covers and infiltration.  If your sanitary sewer is not working properly, never take the sanitary sewer clean out cap off. Sanitary sewer lines will be running full and if given a relief point, may come back up the line into your home if you remove the clean out cap.