If you are a resident of Prince Edward County, you should be preparing for some water maintenance very soon.
The County’s water main flushing and hydrant maintenance program will begin next Monday, June 5 and will run all next week from Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Flushing will take place in the area northeast of and including Johnson Street in Picton.
While flushing is taking place, customers are asked to avoid excessive water use, such as running tap water for extended periods as well as using the washing machine and dishwasher simultaneously.
Customers in the immediate areas may experience intermittent pressure fluctuations and some discolouration of tap water while flushing is being completed. This does not affect the safety or quality of your water.
If coloured water has been experienced, customers should run the cold water tap closest to the water meter for a few minutes until tap water runs clear. Customers are advised to wait until the water runs clear at the tap before doing laundry or running the dishwasher. Using discoloured water in your washing machine could result in stained laundry.
Detailed information on what to expect when flushing is taking place in your area is available on the Prince Edward County website. To receive updates on where hydrant flushing is taking place, follow The County on Twitter and on Facebook.
For more information, contact the County of Prince Edward offices at 613-476-2148.