Cranbrook, BC (July 12, 2022) - Our uni-directional water flushing operations resume in the Southview area Wednesday July 13, 2022. Flushing will start at 18th St. S. and move south to 23rd St. S. by the end of this week or very early next. Discoloured water is possible; please run your cold water until it runs clear. Learn more about our UDF program - https://cranbrook.ca/residents/water-conservation/water-quality/annual-uni-directional-flushing-program/
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.