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2016-04-04 - City to Begin Hydrant-Flushing Program

The City of Charlottetown’s Water and Sewer Utility wishes to advise the public that its spring maintenance check and bi-annual Hydrant-Flushing Program and will take place over the next 4-6 weeks.

During this time, hydrants in the Capital City will be operated at full capacity for about three to five minutes each, until the water runs clear.

Water is released from the hydrants at a high velocity to ensure proper hydrant operation and to flush sediment from the pipe network.

Water from these hydrants will be allowed to flow freely during testing and cannot be captured at such high velocity for recycling. The public is asked to avoid hydrants as they are being flushed.

The Hydrant-Flushing Program is carried out each Spring and Fall to ensure every hydrant and watermain in Charlottetown is functioning properly. The program is based on best practices in other jurisdictions and considered necessary preventative maintenance to ensure water quality and improve public safety.

The maintenance may cause a temporary discolouration of the water supply and/or slight drop in water pressure. The Water and Sewer Utility thanks the public for their patience and cooperation as this important task is completed.


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Media contact:

Jennifer Gavin
Communications Officer
City of Charlottetown
902-629-4102
jgavin@charlottetown.ca



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