Watermain Flushing?

May 4, 2017 @ 09:57



Every year residents of Wawa are advised that watermain and hydrant flushing is happening.

So, just what does that mean? It was explained that watermain flushing helps to maintain water quality. Every hydrant in the town is opened, and run through a diffuser until the water runs clear. By flushing, or forcing water through the water mains at higher speed scours and cleans out mineral deposits and sediment that have built up over time and settled at the bottom of the pipes.

Residents may experience a temporary discolouration of water while the watermain is being flushed. Any disruption should be short-lived.