11 Jun

NOTICE: Watermain flushing & hydrant maintenance in Picton

The County’s watermain flushing and hydrant maintenance program began on Monday, May 14, 2018, in the Picton Drinking Water System. Flushing will take place between the hours of 7 am and 8 pm, Monday, June 11 to Friday, June 15.

• Water mains will be flushed and hydrants will be serviced throughout The County’s Drinking Water Systems in accordance with the Ontario Fire Code (Ontario Regulation 730/81).

• The watermain flushing and hydrant maintenance program in Picton will take place in the following locations:

- June 11-15, 2018 - All streets within Bloomfield.  In addition, Macaulay Village will also be flushed.

• Detailed information on what to expect when flushing is taking place in your area is available at www.thecounty.ca. To receive updates on where hydrant flushing is taking place, follow The County on Twitter (@ShireHall) and on Facebook (www.facebook.com/PrinceEdwardCounty).

• While flushing is taking place, customers are asked to avoid excessive water use (Example: running tap water for extended periods, using the washing machine and dishwasher simultaneously).

• Customers in the immediate areas may experience intermittent pressure fluctuations and some discolouration of tap water while flushing is being completed. This does not affect the safety or quality of your water.

• If coloured water has been experienced, customers should run the cold water tap closest to the water meter for a few minutes until tap water runs clear. Customers are advised to wait until the water runs clear at the tap before doing laundry or running the dishwasher. Using discoloured water in your washing machine could result in stained laundry.

• For more information, contact the County of Prince Edward at at 613.476.2148 ext. 1023 or info@pecounty.on.ca.

Please note: The County of Prince Edward provides this information as a service to the general public. While we do our best to provide accurate information, construction projects and associated service disruptions are subject to change based on weather, road, traffic, and other uncontrollable conditions.