The Regional Municipality of Durham

Public Service Announcement

Water pressure fluctuations in Ajax and Pickering

WHITBY, ON December 22, 2015

The Regional Municipality of Durham, Works Department would like to advise residents and businesses that due to a power outage, municipal water supply users in some areas of Ajax and Pickering may be experiencing water pressure fluctuations.


The Works Department is working to resolve the issue as soon as possible.


Some areas of the Town of Ajax and City of Pickering.


Due to a power outage in the area.


As a precautionary measure, customers who experience low-water pressure are asked to flush out their systems after the water pressure returns to normal—to do this, turn on a cold water tap only, and let it run for approximately five to 10 minutes.

Durham Region is committed to protecting the environment and providing clean, safe drinking water. For more information about Durham Region’s water supply, call the Region of Durham Works Department, Technical Support Division at 905-668-4113 ext. 3488, or after 5 p.m. call 905-576-9991. Water Quality Reports are available online at

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