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Ingersoll water system

Improvements to Ingersoll’s water system have been underway since the fall of 2010. Check this page for regular updates on water system work in Ingersoll or visit the Updates section of the Newsroom.

Updates   

Ingersoll water system  
September 1, 2015: Watermain Inspection
Oxford County plans to perform watermain inspection work in the area around Winders Trail and Lewis Lane on September 8 & 9 between the hours of 7:00 am to 5:00 pm. Work crews will be in the area during this time and we do not expect any impact on the water service.
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July 7, 2015: Watermain flushing on George Street
Oxford County plans to perform weekly flushings of the water hydrant near the intersection of George Street and Cambridge Street in Ingersoll. This will take place every Wednesday until the end of August, to help prevent discoloured water.

November 19, 2014: Well 8
Oxford County will soon start pumping again from Well 8 located at the Dunn’s Rd Water Treatment Facility in the north east area of Ingersoll. The facility has been offline for 4 weeks for scheduled maintenance work on the well. Residents may notice discoloured water or sediment due to the start-up as water flow patterns in the distribution watermains will change. If you have discoloured water, flush your household water lines by running water through an outside tap or a laundry faucet that is not connected to a water softener or filter.

August 26, 2014: Watermain flushing
Oxford County plans to perform additional flushing of the watermains in the area along George Street in Ingersoll to help prevent discoloured water on August 26-29. Residents may notice discoloured water or sediment during this period. If you have discoloured water, flush your household water lines by running water through an outside tap or a laundry faucet that is not connected to a water softener or filter.

April 23, 2014: Water main flushing
Spring flushing Regular spring flushing of water mains will take place from Sunday, April 27 until Friday, May 2, starting in the southwest area of Ingersoll. Residents may notice discoloured water or sediment during this period. If you have discoloured water, flush your household water lines by running water through an outside tap or a laundry faucet that is not connected to a water softener or filter.

December 2, 2013: Water tower maintenance
Oxford County is continuing with scheduled maintenance work on the Ingersoll Water Tower. The Tower will remain offline until December 9.

November 21, 2013: Water tower maintenance
Oxford County plans to have the Ingersoll Water Tower offline from November 26 - December 2 for maintenance work. Customers may notice some fluctuation in water pressure. The County apologizes for any inconvenience caused by this work.
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August 13, 2013: Watermain flushing in Ingersoll, August 21 - 22
Oxford County plans to perform additional flushing of the watermains in the area northwest of the intersection of Victoria Street and Thames Street in Ingersoll to help prevent discoloured water.
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November 26, 2012: Public information meeting about Ingersoll water
Public Works and Public Health are hosting a public meeting to answer questions about pipe corrosion and other water quality issues on Monday, November 16 at 7:00 p.m. at Ingersoll Town Hall. Dr. Ray Copes from Public Health Ontario, Tim Fletcher from the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and others will be in attendance.
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October 23, 2012: Fall flushing
Regular fall flushing of water mains will take place from Sunday, October 28 until Friday, November 2, starting in the southwest area of Ingersoll. Residents may notice discoloured water or sediment during this period. If you have discoloured water, flush your household water lines by running water through an outside tap or a laundry faucet that is not connected to a water softener or filter.

September 7, 2012: Watermain Relining
Construction work will take place on sections of King Solomon St, Metcalfe St, Bruce St and King St East for the relining of old cast iron watermains. This work is expected to significantly reduce discoloured water occurrences and should be finished by the end of October. If your water is discoloured during this time, please run it through a cold water tap that is not connected to treatment equipment until it is clear again.

Questions about discoloured water
Watermain maintenance can sometimes cause discoloured water, especially in Ingersoll where water has a high mineral content. Discoloured water in Ingersoll is safe and can be used in the same way as regular water, although people may prefer to use other sources of drinking water.



Questions? Call 519-539-9800 or e-mail us at publicworks@oxfordcounty.ca