Water Main Flushing Program

The City of Fredericton’s annual water main flushing program will begin on Monday, May 21, 2018 and is expected to continue until the week of July 23.


Areas that will be flushed the week of: Monday May 28th to June 1st.

South Side:

Areas bounded by: Charlotte Street to Albert Street from Smythe Street to University Avenue.

Also including the following streets:

Beaverbrook Street, Windsor Street, Graham Avenue, Hanson Street, Kitchen Street, Chestnut Street, Reid Street, Palmer Street, Mitchell Street, Wright Street, Tamarack Terrace.

Area residents may notice turbid water from their taps during these times and should check their water before doing laundry or preparing food. If water discolouration persists, you should contact Service Fredericton at (506) 460-2020.

Your co-operation is appreciated.


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.