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Keeping water mains clean

March 26 2013 Scheduled water main flushing for select neighbourhoods

Providing high-quality, affordable water is one of the City's priorities.

As part of ongoing maintenance, City crews will clean water mains in several areas of Vancouver between Tuesday, April 2 and Friday, May 31. Flushing water mains is necessary to remove sediment that gradually deposits in the pipes. Cleaning will take place from 7 am to 3:30 pm for most neighbourhoods.

Water main flushing program - Spring 2013

The areas shaded on the map below are scheduled for routine water main flushing between Tuesday, April 2 and Friday, May 31. Cleaning will take place from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.

During this period, there may be temporary discolouration and/or cloudiness of the water. Safety of drinking water will not be affected. Cloudy water can be cleared by running your cold water for 10-20 minutes after the crew has finished flushing. To avoid potentially cloudy water for drinking, you may wish to refrigerate drinking water ahead of time.