Cranbrook, BC (April 6, 2023) – Public Works water crews will be starting their annual uni-directional water flushing operations on Tuesday, April 11, 2023. Flushing will begin at the pressure reducing station on 14th Avenue South then move on to the north trunk line above the Mount Royal area. Work is expected to take a couple of days.
The overall flushing program generally runs through until the end of June each year. Residents and businesses may notice cloudy water for a brief time after the flushing is done. It is important to know that this discolouration is not a public health concern. If you find your water is cloudy, please simply run your cold-water tap until the water runs clear.
The annual water main flushing program plays an essential role in addressing many issues within the potable water distribution system. Through a series of planned valve openings and closures, our crew can move water in a single direction at high velocities. This high velocity scouring of the water main removes sediment, scale, and biofilm, which improves water quality and lowers chlorine demand.
For more information about our annual uni-directional flushing program, visit our website - https://cranbrook.ca/residents/water-conservation/water-quality/annual-uni-directional-flushing-program/.
We appreciate your understanding while this important work is completed.