Water Main Flushing Program
June 19, 2012
The City of Nelson Utilities Department will start the Water Main Flushing Program. The flushing will be done Monday to Friday from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm, commencing on Tuesday, May 1st until the end of July, weather permitting.
Flushing water mains is carried out as part of an annual scheduled preventative maintenance program to remove sediment that gradually deposits in the pipes and to help maintain water quality in the water distribution system. The benefits include maintaining and potentially improving the water quality level in the mains. This method will also reduce bacteriological growth, restore disinfection residuals, improve colour, control corrosion and can help restore flow and pressures in the distribution system. As your area is flushed, your plumbing may experience a temporary reduction in water pressure and/or discoloration of the water. These conditions are normal during flushing activities and are only temporary. Please run your drinking, cooking and laundry water before using. To clear your water lines, turn on your cold water tap or outside hose bib and let it run until the water is clear for approximately 15 minutes. Residents on a dialysis machine should call us at the number listed below and the crews will work to accommodate the resident. Some larger facilities will be contacted prior to work being done in their area of town.
We apologize for any inconvenience this work may cause.
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