Jeff Leiper’s office has suggested that reducing household discharge to the sanitary sewer system for the next few days could help reduce the risk of over-taxing the water system. Which means reducing usage by following cottage rules and cutting down on deep baths/long showers/etc:
If its yellow, let it mellow. If its brown, flush it down.
This is because river water is getting into the system. One of our residents writes:
Our concern was heightened this morning when a manhole cover at the corner of Pontiac and Patricia blew off from increased water pressure caused by the city blocking the sewer pipe yesterday on Pontiac behind the school. It’s still spouting a column of water and flooding the forest on the west side of Patricia and creeping towards Clearview. All they accomplished was pushing the problem 200m west.
Link to Full Size MP4 Video.
By the way, Dovercourt is making their showers available if you need them.