Watermain maintenance may cause cloudy water

Mar 8, 2017

From March through May, the Utilities Department will be flushing sediment from the District’s watermains to maintain good water quality and system performance.

The watermain maintenance process may cause cloudiness, simply run the tap until water is clear.

Temporary discoloration and cloudiness in tap water may result, due to particles being stirred up by the flushing process.

  • Although the sediments are not harmful, the District will increase chlorination as necessary to ensure safe drinking water.
  • Users may wish to run a cold water tap until water is clear.

During the flushing process, all water coming out of the mains is dechlorinated before being discharged into the drainage system.

More Information

Please call Utilities Operations Dispatch for more information:

604-925-7100

Media Contact

Jeff McDonald, Director of Community Relations & Communications

604-396-3692 (cell)

604-925-4736 (direct)

Email

Media outlets and journalists

If you wish to stay informed on breaking news, please follow us on Twitter.

  

×