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. 

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.