Water Main Flushing Program

The City of Fredericton’s annual water main flushing program is now complete.  The department thanks residents and motorists for their patience and cooperation during the program.


Water main flushing is necessary to remove loose sediments and mineral deposits from the water system and ensure a high quality of drinking water in Fredericton.

Area residents may notice discoloured (turbid) water from their taps during these times and should check their water before doing laundry or preparing food.  The effect is temporary and should clear up quickly.  

If problems persist with discoloured water or water pressure, residents are advised to contact Service Fredericton at 506-460-2020 or service@fredericton.ca.   

About Fredericton’s Water & Sewer Utility
As per provincial legislation, Fredericton’s water and sewer utility is self-funded, deriving all its revenue from rates charged and government infrastructure grants. It is separate from the City of Fredericton’s general fund budget and property tax system. The utility provides water and sewer services to well over 95% of households and businesses within Fredericton, carrying out various maintenance and renewal efforts to keep the system operating smoothly. The utility is currently focused on replacing aging pipes within the system at an estimated cost of $135 million over the next ten years.