VEOLIA WATERMAIN FLUSHING

Watermain Flushing - Starting April 22, 2024 @ 4:00 am
Posted on 03/27/2024
VEOLIA- Watermain FlushingSTARTING MONDAY April 22, 2024 @ 4:00 AM

Veolia Water Canada Inc. will begin the spring watermain flushing program on Monday April 22, 2024 @ 4:00am. Flushing will begin each morning at 0400 and the program is expected to take up to 7 days to complete. 

Schedule:
Section 1- Monday April 22 & Tuesday April 23
Section 1 includes - Hasting Street North, Eagles Nest Crescent, York River Drive, Hillview Crescent, Fairway Boulevard, Snow Road, and Meadow Cres. 

Section 2 - Tuesday April 23 & Wednesday April 24

Section 2 includes- Cleak Avenue, Hastings Street North, Flint Avenue, Bridge Street East, Faraday Street, Dale Street, Woodview Lane, Madawaska Street

Section 3 - Wednesday April 24 & Thursday April 25

Section 3 includes - Bridge Street West, Station Street, Alice Street, Chemaushgon Road, Forest Hill Road, Forest Hill Drive, Ridge Road, Airview Drive, Waterhouse Crescent, Nichlaus Drive, Palmer Avenue, Vanluven Lane

Section 4 - Thursday May 4 & Friday May 5
Section 4 includes - Sherbourne Street North, Monck Street, Easton Avenue, Highschool Lane, Valleyview Drive, Bridge Street West, Maple Street, Oak Street, Manor Lane, Sherbourne Street South, Mill Street

Section 5 - Friday April 26 & Saturday April 27

Section 5 includes - Bridge Street East, Harley Road, Billa Street, Newkirk Boulevard, Johnston Crescent, Williams Drive, Hastings Street South,  Mill Street, Gaebel Road, Phoebe Street

Day 6 &  7 are reserved for weather and other delay's that could occur during the week. 

This maintenance program is designed to remove sediment accumulation within the watermains in order to maintain good water quality in the distribution system. 

Watermain flushing and hydrant activities often result in temporary inconveniences including discoloured water and lower than normal water pressure. The discoloured water is a normal result of flushing activities. Should you experience this issue, it is recommended that users run COLD water tap for a few minutes each morning to clear any discoloured water from your plumbing. The low pressures are due to the systems activities including, turning on and off hydrants, length of time necessary to flush the debris out of the lines and opening and closing isolation valves. Again, if you experience low pressure or air in your plumbing just run a COLD water tap for a few minutes each morning to remedy this issue. Please keep in mind that not everyone will experience these issues but if you do just follow the recommended procedure and it should clear up within a few minutes. it should be noted that discoloured water and lower than normal pressure can occur at the site of flushing or several blocks away due to changes in flow and direction of water flow. It is impossible to predict which location or the extent of the customers which may be affected. 

Recommendations:

a) run COLD water tap each morning if you experience discolouration and or low pressure and or air
b) avoid water use between the hours of 4:00 am and 5:00 pm when crews are flushing in your area
c) avoid washing clothes with discoloured water

We appreciate your patience while the  program is being completed. If you would like more information or need to report ongoing water quality problems please do not hesitate to contact the Town of Bancroft at 613-332-3331.