What happens when water main flushing is completed?
  • After flushing is complete, remove the aerator (a fine mesh grid) on your tap. Then, turn on a cold water tap, preferably the laundry tap, and let the water run for a few minutes.
    • Catch some water in a light coloured cup or container to see if it is clear. You can use your water if it is clear.
    • Do not choose a tap that has a water filter connected to it; otherwise, the sediment may clog your filter.
    • Do not use a hot water tap because it could draw sediment into your hot water tank. Once the water runs clear place back the aerator.
  • If the water does not clear within 5 to 10 minutes, wait two hours and try again.

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1. What is flushing?
2. Why are residents notified by the City of their flushing program?
3. Can you provide me with an exact date and time of the flushing?
4. What do I do and what do I not do during water main flushing?
5. What do I to do if I experience a loss of water for a long period of time (after two or three hours)?
6. What happens when water main flushing is completed?