Water Main Flushing Program

The City of Fredericton’s 2022 annual water main flushing program begins on Monday, May 16, and is expected to continue until the week of July 18, 2022.

This year’s flushing included a portion of the South Side Low System and the entire North Side System.

The first week of the program, we will be working through the night to complete the downtown core to avoid disruptions to traffic

Hours of work for the first week will be:

Monday, May 16th : 9 pm to 7 am 

Tuesday, May 17th :9 pm to 7 am 

Wednesday, May 18th : 9 pm to 9 am

Thursday, May 19th : 9 pm to 9am  

After the first week, we will be back to our normal schedule of working during the day from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.

  • Please see the attached map for areas to be flushed this week.

Water flushing may produce discoloured (turbid) water, and residents should check for clear running water from their taps before doing laundry or preparing food. The effect is temporary and should clear up quickly. If the issue persists, contact Service Fredericton at 506-460-2020 or service@fredericton.ca.

Water main flushing removes loose sediment and mineral deposits from the water distribution system. It is a cost-effective preventative maintenance measure, and part of the process to ensure continued high-quality drinking water in Fredericton. It also helps identify areas of the water distribution system that might need repairs and upgrades.

About our Water & Sewer Utility

Our Water Utility has provided customers with safe, clean water for 137 years, and environmentally sound wastewater treatment since 1969. The Utility also provides maintenance and renewal efforts for the system to operate smoothly.

As per provincial legislation, the 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.