Cranbrook, BC (May 2, 2022) – Public Works water crews will be starting their annual uni-directional water flushing operations on Wednesday May 4, beginning on the north trunk line above the Mount Royal area at about 8:30am. Work is expected to take most of the day.
From there the flushing program will move into the Mount Royal residential area on Thursday May 5, 2022.
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 is able to move water in a single direction at high velocities. This high velocity scouring of the water main removes sediment, scale and biofilm, which greatly improves water quality and lowers chlorine demand.
The overall flushing program generally runs through until the end of June each year. Residents and businesses may notice cloudy water for a short 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.
For more information about our annual uni-directional flushing program, visit - https://cranbrook.ca/residents/water-conservation/water-quality/annual-uni-directional-flushing-program/.
We appreciate your understanding while this important work is completed.