Update: Hydrant System Flushing


June 12, 2018

Windsor, ON:  ENWIN continues to implement its annual Water System Flushing program and will be performing operations from June 18 to July 30 in the area bounded by the Detroit River to the north, E.C. Row to the south, Janette, Elm, and Dougall to the west, and Howard Avenue to the east. These flushing operations will ensure a safe level of water hydrant pressure is available to serve our community.

The current flushing area, bounded by the Detroit River to the north, Tecumseh Road to the south, Prince Road to the west, and Wellington Road to the east, should be completed by Friday, June 15.

The program is estimated to run until October 5, with operations occurring between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Customers located in the targeted flushing areas may notice some mild discolouration and sedimentation while the flushing is taking place. ENWIN assures customers that this is NOT harmful and should clear up after running their water tap for several minutes, and before drinking.


ENWIN recommends that customers follow the guidelines listed below, when system testing is underway in their area: 

  • Fill some containers with water you may require during the duration of the work.
  • Laundry may be damaged due to discolouration of the water. Please avoid doing laundry until the flushing has completed work in your neighbourhood for that day.
  • Try not to run any hot water taps, as some discoloured water and sediment may be drawn into your hot water heater.
  • When the system flushing is finished and you notice discolouration, flow cold water through your interior faucets until the water is clear before drinking.


ENWIN’s schedule for upcoming areas of testing will be advertised every Saturday in the Windsor Star. For daily information about where we are working, customers can follow ENWIN on our Twitter feed, @enwinutilities.

Hydrant System Flushing Map

Any homeowner who continues to see discolouration in their water after flushing has completed should call ENWIN at 519-255-2727. Customers with additional questions regarding the flushing operations can contact ENWIN at info@enwin.com.