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NewsWater main flushing - Almonte Ward

Water main flushing – Almonte Ward

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The Town will be flushing the water mains in all areas of Almonte Ward beginning Monday, April 28th, 2014 to Friday, May 16th, 2014, during the hours of 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. (excluding weekends).

This annual maintenance program is designed to remove the sediment that has accumulated in the water mains to maintain good water quality in the distribution system.  This maintenance procedure is required under the Provincial Legislation and may result in temporary inconveniences to you such as reduced water pressure or red (discoloured) water.

  • Reduced water pressure should only be intermittent as the hydrants are being flushed.  The pressure will return to normal once the flushing is completed.
  • If you detect discoloured (red) water, turn off your tap for 20 to 30 minutes; this should allow work crews enough time to complete the flushing.  When work crews have left the area, turn on one COLD water tap for a few minutes to flush the system.
  • Discolour water may occur in close proximity to the watermain flushing or many blocks, even kilometre’s away, depending on various factors such as their supply main size, location and demand flows.  Unfortunately, it is impossible to predict the location and extent of the customers that may receive discoloured water.
  • Residents who live in the areas being flushed may want to conllect containers of water for drinking and cooking, each day before the flushing program starts.
  • We recommend that you do not drink or wash laundry with red water.

We appreciate your patience while this work is being completed and if you would like more information, please call the Roads & Public Works Department at 613-256-2064 and speak to Rod Cameron, ext. 232 or Cindy Hartwick, ext. 258.

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