Public Notice: Hydrant Flushing – Grande Cache starting on Monday, August 28, 2023 (for approximately 2 weeks)

Hydrant Flushing: What is it?
Hydrant flushing is the quick release of water from fire hydrants—a controlled procedure that is vital to the general maintenance of our water distribution system. It ensures adequate water flow is available to residents and businesses—as well as to our firefighters during firefighting efforts.

During the flushing of a hydrant, some customers may notice reduced water pressure and flow. Sometimes, hydrant flushing can temporarily make the water appear rust-coloured because the iron and other mineral deposits in the mains get stirred up. There is no health hazard associated with discolored water. Water is safe to use and consume during hydrant flushing; however, it may stain laundry. If this happens, run your cold water tap for a few minutes until the water is clear.

We appreciate your cooperation and understanding as we work to maintain the optimal performance of our water distribution system.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact Environmental Services at 1-825-347-2108.