Cranbrook, BC (June 22, 2022) – Our annual uni-directional water flushing operations resume this week, with crews flushing mains in the area of Echo Field south through the Industrial Park to 4th Street NW.
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 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.