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Water transmission line inspection extended - Possibility of discolouration in water

Work related to the inspection of both water transmission lines from the Water Treatment Plant to the municipalities of Moncton, Dieppe, and Riverview has been extended to September 27, 2019. The extension is required to complete all necessary work. Residents may experience water discolouration intermittently during this period. We will be monitoring water quality extensively during and after the inspection.

The discolouration of water is caused by a manganese build-up on large transmission lines which may be dislodged during the inspection. This discolouration is not associated with health effects. We recommend that if your water is discoloured, you refrain from doing laundry as it may stain clothes.

A few residents have expressed concern over the black sediment that has been observed periodically in our drinking water. Dr. Yves Léger, Regional Medical Officer of Health has confirmed the following: “There are no health risks caused by this discolouration and I want to reassure residents that my office has been communicating regularly with the three communities to ensure that the drinking water meets all guidelines. Due to the nature of the work, the black sediment had been expected which is why Moncton, Dieppe, and Riverview had notified residents in advance of this work.”

The municipalities of Moncton, Dieppe, and Riverview apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and appreciate the patience and cooperation of residents and customers.



André Cormier
Communications, City of Moncton
506-859-2686 /

Julie Albert
Communications, City of Dieppe
506-877-7353 /

Meghan Cross
Communications, Town of Riverview
506-387-2072 /

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