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Unidirectional flushing program continues

Friday, July 25, 2014   by: Staff



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

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

West end flushing for the week of July 28 to August 8 will be in the area generally bounded by Edinburgh Street to Bay Street West and West Street to Andrew Street.

The east end flushing area for the week of July 28 to August 1 will be the area generally bounded by Chambers Avenue to Queen Street East and Kerr Drive to Denwood Drive.

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.

Maps of the areas planned for flushing are displayed in the photo gallery below:

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