Update: Hydrant System Flushing


July 26, 2018

Windsor, ON:  ENWIN continues its annual routine Water System Flushing program across the City of Windsor. The program commenced on May 14, 2018 and will run until October 5, 2018, with operations occurring between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Between the dates of August 1 and August 31, flushing operations will take place in the area bounded by: Detroit River to the north, Tecumseh Road to the south, Howard Avenue to the west and Walker Road to the east.

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 that 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 use hot water during flushing, 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.