Commercial and Industrial Property Owners: Learn how to safely re-open buildings
Loyalist Township wants to provide our Utilities customers in the commercial and industrial sectors with safety information for properties that have been unoccupied, or occupied at reduced building occupancy, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Before reopening or increasing your building’s occupancy, we recommend that you follow the information below to check on the building’s water quality as it relates to the internal building plumbing.
Property owners are reminded: Loyalist Township is responsible for maintaining and repairing water and sewer service equipment up to the property line. It is your responsibility to maintain and repair equipment beyond this point.
Water quality considerations
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Loyalist Township Utilities continues to operate water treatment facilities and associated systems to ensure a supply of high-quality drinking water to every home and business in Amherstview, Bath, and Odessa.
However, the potable water in unoccupied or reduced-occupancy buildings may become stagnant in interior plumbing pipes or on your property beyond the property line.
Before reopening or increasing your building’s occupancy, you should take steps to help ensure the provincial drinking water quality standard is being met.
You may want to consider the following:
- Flushing water lines and privately-owned fire hydrants.
- Routine maintenance on mechanical equipment, point-of-entry, and point-of-use devices.
- Routine maintenance of building plumbing, including trap seals, floor drains, sink drains and water filters.
- Communicating with building occupants.
- Test and maintain approved backflow prevention devices.
Please remember that all users of the Loyalist Township water system must abide by the Water Works By-law 2018-061.
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