Canton Water Canton Says Water is Safe, Despite Discoloration By Mitch Felan • Aug 9, 2017 Tim Rudell / WKSU Canton water officials are assuring residents that water coming out of their tap is safe to drink, despite any discoloration. The city reduced the amount of water it was pumping from its Sugarcreek wellfield following a spill of drilling mud in April from nearby construction on the Rover Pipeline. The wellfield, is a main source of drinking water for the city. Rover pipeline's 1.5-Million-Gallon Spill Was Near, But Did Not Contaminate, Canton's Water Source By Tim Rudell • Apr 20, 2017 M.L. SCHULTZE / WKSU A week ago, an estimated 1.5 million gallons of a fluid used in drilling the underground pathway for the Rover gas pipeline spilled in southwestern Stark County. The accident was in an area where Canton has shallow wells for its water supply.