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Hydrant Flushing to begin June 14

Posted on Jun. 4 2021

Hydrant flushing will begin in the Valley on June 14, 2021. The project will start with one crew flushing, with two crews throughout most of the period. 

Hydrant flushing is important because it ensures that the hydrant is functional in preparation for an accident or incident. It also gives our Public Works team a chance to examine the hydrant to make sure that all the pieces are intact and that the pressure is acceptable. Lastly, it ensures that the water around Town is meeting the highest standard set forth so that health and safety is at the forefront - this operation flushes out sediment that has accumulated in the pipes over the last year to avoid water issues!

What can you expect during this time? 

  • Colour in your water is absolutely possible. If this happens, don't panic! Flush your own taps by allowing the water in your home flow through your taps until they run clear. 
  • Odour should not occur, though chlorine smell is normal during this process. Simply flush your pipes.

If you've flushed your pipes and are still experiencing issues, please visit our Report a Problem page to submit a report.  

June 14, 2021
  • Water Treatment Plant to 11 Street East
June 15-18, 2021
  • 11 Street East to Greentree
  • 11 Street East to Willow Point
June 21-25, 2021
  • Hwy 9 to Centre Street SE
  • 10 Street East - 5 Street East
June 28-July 2, 2021
  • Bankview neighbourhood to the Industrial Area
  • 5 Street East to 900 Block of Newcastle Trail
July 5-9, 2021
  • 900 Block of Newcastle Trail to 12 Street West Newcastle
  • Rosedale to East Coulee
July 12-16, 2021
  • North Newcastle to South Newcastle
  • Rosedale to East Coulee 
July 19-23, 2021
  • South Newcastle to Nacmine
  • Rosedale to East Coulee
July 26-30, 2021
  • 9 Street NW to North Drumheller
August 3-6, 2021
  • Upper and Lower Midland

Anticipated 2021 Hydrant Flushing schedule, subject to change.

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