waterWith the high volume of frozen water lines across the City, the water distribution crews, including contractor supported operations, are working days, evenings, and weekends.

Many homeowners have been adversely affected by the situation.

If you are without water, please be advised that the City will provide showers and washroom facilities, as well as a water refill station.

Showers and Washroom Facilities:

  • Archie Dillon Sportsplex Pool at 396 Theriault Blvd.: 8am to 9pm Monday to Sunday

Please check-in at reception window where direction to dressing rooms / showers area will be provided.

  • McIntyre Arena at 85 McIntyre Rd., Schumacher: 8am to 4pm Monday to Friday

Please check in with Leisure Service Office located upstairs from McIntyre Coffee Shop for direction to designated dressing rooms/shower areas.

Residents must bring their own towels and toiletry items.

Water refill station:

A water re-fill station is available at the Timmins Fire Department located at 133 Cedar St. So. Monday to Sunday 24 Hours/day.

The filling station is located inside the main garage next to the first overhead door facing Cedar Street. Residents must check in with personnel during the day or ring the front door bell after hours.

Someone will attend to them and direct them to the filling station.

What are Signs of Your Water Starting to Freeze to Your Building

If you are experiencing a loss of water pressure or a change in the colour of your water, this may be a sign of your water service starting to freeze. Please leave at least one tap open and contact Public Works.

Frozen Water Lines – What to do?

If you have a frozen water line, please contact Public Works at 705-360-2646 during the week day from 7am to 4pm.

After 4pm, and during weekends, you are requested to contact 705-264-1201.

Preventing Frozen Water Lines Running one tap water continuously, no more than 1/8 of an inch (4mm), preferably from the highest part of your building, is sufficient to prevent freezing.

If you are running your tap and place a measuring cup under the flow, it should take no less than 20 seconds to fill 8 ounces or 250 ml. Following this guideline will help the Water Plant to supply sufficient water supply available for emergencies, including fire protection.