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Undirectional flushing area notice

Friday, June 20, 2014   by: SooToday.com Staff

NEWS RELEASE

PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION

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PUC water customers are reminded that the Unidirectional Flushing (UDF) Program is continuing in the east end of the city.

The flushing area for the week of June 23 to 27 will be the area generally bounded by Chambers Avenue to Queen Street East and Kerr Drive to Dacey Road.

Customers are encouraged to visit the PUC website at www.ssmpuc.com for regular updates and to see a map(s) of the flushing area.

The PUC would like to advise that during flushing activities, there is a high probability some customers outside of the flushing area could also experience discoloured water, potentially up to several kilometers away.

This is due to the fact that any time there is a major change in the rate or direction of flow of water in the distribution system, sediment in the watermains can be disturbed and carried along with the water.

The UDF Program is performed in order to remove sediment from within the city’s watermains and is a recognized industry best practice for improving water quality.

PUC Services apologizes for this inconvenience.

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