Monday, February 22, 2016

Nanaimo Water Main Flushing Program 2016

Phase One March 1 - 4
City to commence annual water main flushing program

The City of Nanaimo's Engineering and Public Works Department will be commencing its annual water main flushing program this month. Starting in February City crews will be flushing water supply mains from the South Forks dam into to the City. Then, between March and May, crews will flush water distribution mains located throughout the City.

While this program is underway, short periods of low pressure and discoloured water may be expected. Any discolouration is temporary and not a health hazard.

For more information about the water main flushing program and a neighbourhood flushing schedule visit the City website.


 water main flushing

Crews will start by flushing mains in the Cinnabar area, then through town, finishing in the north end of Nanaimo.

Residents are asked to minimize their water consumption if a change in water appearance is noticed. To clear water lines, residents are advised to turn on their cold water tap until the water runs clear.


Anyone with a weakened immune system should reference information on Island Health’s website.

"To help keep Nanaimo's water safe and clean, one thing we do on an annual basis is flush the water mains. This keeps them free of any sediment that may occur in them during the year." - John Elliot City of Nanaimo



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