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OCWA Spring Flushing 2017

The City of Kawartha Lakes wishes to inform residents that the Ontario Clean Water Agency (OCWA) will be undertaking their annual spring watermain flushing during Monday through Friday beginning May 15th to June 23rd. 

Scheduled locations to be flushed during this period:

Location

Projected Date*

Location

Projected Date*

Southview

May 15-19

Kings Bay

June 06

Norland

May 15-19

Janetville

June 08

Birchpoint

May 16

Woodville

June 12-23

Western Trent

May 17

Manorview

June 14

Victoria Place

May 17

Woodfield

June 14

Canadiana Shores

May 18

Pinewood/Pontypool

June 15

Kinmount

May 23 - 26

Manilla

June 19-23

Pleasant Point

May 24

 

 

Sonya

May 30

 

 

Mariposa Estates

June 01

 

 

                                              

* Please Note: - specified dates may change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances.

The flushing of water mains is necessary to remove sediment that gradually deposit in the pipes over time. During the flushing period residents are advised to avoid using water and place their filters, softeners and other water treatment equipment in ‘by-pass’ mode. During the flushing period the water will remain safe and potable however, there may be brief periods of discoloration, cloudiness and temporary pressure fluctuations. 

After the flushing is completed we advise residents to clear their water lines. To do this simply let your cold water tap(remove screens/aerators on tap) closest to the incoming water line, run until the water flows clear prior to returning the water treatment equipment back on line.

The City of Kawartha Lakes thanks you for your co-operation during the annual spring flushing program. http://www.city.kawarthalakes.on.ca/residents/water-and-wastewater/faqs/watermain-flushing-program

 

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