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Water main cleaning

April 10 2014

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

As part of ongoing maintenance, we will be cleaning water mains between Monday, April 7 and Friday, May 30, 2014.

Cleaning will take place from 7:00am to 3:30pm for most neighbourhoods.

Why flush water mains

Flushing water mains is necessary to remove sediment that gradually deposits in the pipes.

What to expect

During this period, water may be temporarily discoloured or cloudy. 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.

In preparation for potentially cloudy drinking water, you may wish to refrigerate tap water ahead of time. 

Areas to be flushed

Learn more about the water main flushing program

Water main flushing helps to maintain the high quality of Vancouver's water.

Water main flushing program

Find out about how flushing the water main system improves water quality in Vancouver.