Maintenance Activities

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Sewer Main Cleaning and Inspection
2016 – 2017 – 2018

Cambrian Vacuum Corporation have been retained by the Town of Fort Frances to conduct Sewer Main Cleaning and Televising on specific streets within the town.

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CCTV 2016

CCTV 2017

CCTV 2018

Flushing by Cambrian Vacuum Corporation to start: 2017 TBA

If you are living on one of the streets you should take the following precautions to prevent possible water damage to your home.

Steps you must take before sewer main cleaning and inspection:

Occasionally during cleaning and inspection, air pressure in the sewer can cause water to splash out of your toilets, sinks and drains. Please take the following precautions to prevent water damage in your home:

  1. Close lids and cover toilet bowls when not in use.
  2. Insert drain plugs in all sinks and bathtubs when not in use.
  3. Remove all floor mats in bathrooms.
  4. Cover all basement floor drains.

You may put things back as they were when the equipment has moved off your street.

During and after sewer main cleaning and inspection:

Sometimes the sewer main cleaning and inspection leaves an odor in the home. If so, run some water down all sink and bathtub drains, flush toilets, pour a pail of water into each basement floor drain and open your windows. After a short time the odor should disappear.

Every precaution will be taken to minimize interruptions to the normal living of your family, office and business.

Water Flushing and Valve Turning Program

Notice to Homeowners

The Town of Fort Frances will be commencing the Water Main Flushing and Valve Turning Program. During the flushing process the water clarity may change.  Please refrain from washing clothes/dishes, bathing and consuming water during this period of time.  If your water should become discoloured, run water through your cold water taps until clear. If there is no apparent clearing of the water after ½ hour please call the Public Works Office at 274-9893. The Town of Fort Frances apologizes for this inconvenience and thanks you for your co-operation.

2016 Watermain Flushing Map

Fire Hydrant Flushing Program

  • Completed in the fall each year
  • Inspections of Fire Hydrants in accordance with AWWA standards completed every 3 to 5 years
  • Inspections of Water tower in accordance with AWWA standards completed every 3 to 5 years