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RDCO water flushing season underway

The regional district has begun its annual fall water main flushing program.

The work is scheduled to take place during November affecting customers of the Sunset Ranch water system.

Environmental services staff will be flushing mains between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Roadside notice boards are put up in advance of working in the system area.

It’s important to flush water mains on a regular basis to ensure optimum water quality and remove any sediment deposits that may accumulate over time. “When flushing is taking place, water pressure can vary slightly and there may be some slight discoloration in the water,” said RDCO spokesperson Bruce Smith.

Customers will find more information and answers to questions they might have about the Regional District Water Main Flushing Program on the Water Systems webpage www.regionaldistrict.com/water.

Also during November, RDCO staff will be doing maintenance work on fire hydrants in the Killiney Beach and Westshore water system areas.

Customers on these two systems may experience minor short-term water quality and pressure changes while this hydrant work is underway. As with overall system flushing, running the cold water tap will remove any discolouration.

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