The City of Dieppe offers to its residents drinking water that surpasses Health Canada's Canadian Drinking Water Guidelines.
Water and sewage services are offered for $916/annually - a very affordable cost for quality service.
Damages to water pipes can occur for several reasons, i.e. change in temperature, excessive pressure, pipe age, etc. If you notice a damaged pipe, please notify us at 506.877.7990.
Under By-law #78-5(9), the City of Dieppe checks all cross connections in commercial buildings.
It's an actual or potential connection between any part of a potable water system and any source containing other substances (non-drinking water, chemicals, etc.). In the event of a backflow, these substances could enter into the drinking water network and contaminate it.
Backflow occurs when water runs in the direction opposite to the normal flow and is caused by the fluctuation of water pressure.
By ensuring you have a backflow protection device in place when a cross connection occurs or might occur. The public works and engineering departments make sure these devices are inspected yearly in commercial establishments and are in compliance and functional. However, commercial or residential building owners are responsible for maintaining their devices.
Although less frequent than in commercial establishments, this situation also occurs in residential buildings (pool, irrigation system, etc.). However, newer homes are equipped with a backflow protection device. For older houses, it is recommended to have one installed by a certified plumber.
An unprotected or ineffective cross connection could contaminate your drinking water, not only in your company or home, but also in the water pipe that supplies water to neighboring homes and businesses. Business or home owners are responsible for ensuring there are no cross connections on their property. If you suspect a cross connection in your home or building, you can contact the provincial Department of Public Safety at 506.856.2320.