Water main flushing will commence April 18, 2017 and continue through to April 21, 2017. Flushing water mains is carried out as part of an annual scheduled preventative maintenance program to improve water quality by removing sediment that gradually deposits in the pipes and to help maintain safe high quality water. Mainline flushing also reduces bacteriologial growth, improves color, control corrosion and helps to restore flow and pressure in the distribution system.
There should be no interruption of the water supply. During a period of several days, there may be a taste and smell of chlorine in the water. We add enough chlorine to the water to keep it safe. You can easily get rid of the chlorine taste by filling a container with water and keeping it in the refrigerator for drinking-much of the chlorine will leave the water overnight.
If you have any questions or if you experience any persistant water quality problems as a result of this maintenance program, please call our office at 250-367-0255 or our Water Operator at 250-304-9446.