Notice issued: March 25th, 2022

Several residents have contacted the Township regarding a reduction in their household water pressure. On March 23rd, water service in the east end of Bath was interrupted to connect this area of the distribution system to the local, regular pressure watermain. Previously, infrastructure limitations meant that this area was connected to the high pressure watermain, which runs on the high end of allowable pressures based on guidelines from the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP). Residents on Purdy Road, Pruyn Crescent, and Sir John Johnson Drive will have experienced a permanent reduction in water pressure of approximately 30 percent. This brings that area of the water distribution system into the pressure range recommended by the MECP and in-line with other areas of the Township.

Utilities staff continue to monitor and have flushed hydrants in the area. Tests by utilities staff have been conducted to ensure system pressures are within accepted parameters.

Although you will experience a reduction in pressure as outlined above, it is recommended that homeowners experiencing low pressure issues, remove their aerators and test the pressure from the taps without an aerator. Build up can be removed from aerators by soaking them in a product like vinegar or CLR. If experiencing significant low pressure issues, residents are advised to report a concern through the Township website.  This will generate a service request for the Utilities Division.  

We apologize that we were unable to provide advance notice for this service interruption. If you have questions, please contact Loyalist Township at 613-386-7351 ext. 152.