Drinking water in the Town of Orangeville is distributed to residents and businesses through 110 kilometres of watermain. Watermains are buried deep underground so the water does not freeze during the winter months.

Shut-off valve

There is a water shut-off valve located near the property line to every house in Orangeville. Please contact us to help you locate or schedule a water shut-off to your residence. Only certified water operators are permitted to operate these valves.

Flushing watermains

Public Works uses fire hydrants to flush the watermains on a regular basis. Generally, flushing is done on Wednesday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. We flush the watermains in order to minimize taste and odour problems that may occur. 

Please be aware that from April 1 to October 31, 2021 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday each week, Orangeville Water Works staff will be completing fire hydrant flushing and maintenance programs. The programs are completed on a regular basis to ensure fire hydrants remain in good working order and that any accumulated sediments in the watermains are removed.

Due to possible sedimentation, the flushing may cause discolouration of the water, so please check your cold-water supply before use.  If discolouration does occur, run the cold water until it clears.

Users of the Orangeville and Mono water systems are also reminded that Water Works Staff will continue regular flushing of fire hydrants in selected areas on subsequent Wednesdays as part of an ongoing maintenance program.  Again, the water should be checked for discolouration before use on those days.

How they work

Water moves through the watermains because it is under pressure. Water pressure is provided by pumps and by the water inside the elevated water storage tanks. Valves are located on the watermains at regular distances so water can be shut off in small areas so repairs or other work can be done.