Water Main Flushing Program

The City's Water Main Flushing Program is now underway is expected to continue until August 12, 2019. This year’s flushing schedule takes in the North Side Low System as well as the entire South Side System. Most of the City’s water main flushing program will be conducted during daylight hours, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Updated areas that will be flushed until August 12, 2019: 

North Side:

  • Areas bounded by: Riverside Drive to Dewitt Acres from Greenwood Drive east including all of Lower Saint Mary’s.

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.


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.