Residents are asked to run cold water if they notice discolouration. (Black Press File Photo)

City of Quesnel to begin water flushing on Aug. 30

Residents are asked to run cold water if they notice discolouration

  • Aug. 25, 2021 12:00 a.m.

Residents of Quesnel shouldn’t be surprised if their tap-water is discoloured over the next month.

The city’s utilities department will begin the annual water main and fire hydrant flushing program on Monday, Aug. 30.

Flushing will occur between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday at various locations around Quesnel until Sept. 20.

“Hydrant and water main flushing causes turbidity in the City’s water system,” a news release from the city reads. “Residents should expect, and be prepared for, discoloured water. If you experience this, leave a cold water tap running until the water returns to normal.”

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Flushing will occur at Two and Three Mile Flat from Aug. 30 – Sept. 1, Downtown and North Quesnel from Sept. 1 – 3, South Quesnel from Sept. 6 – 8 and Johnston and Carson subdivisions from Sept. 8 – 10.

West Quesnel will be flushed from Sept. 13 – 20, with the properties east of Baker Creek set for Sept. 13 – 15, and the properties west of Baker Creek and the uplands from Sept. 16 – 20.

Residents looking for more information should contact the city’s utilities department at 250-992-6330.

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