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Fire hydrant flushing and maintenance program runs from May to July

Apr 9, 2019 | Public Works | General

The Town of Orangeville will commence its fire hydrant flushing and maintenance program on May 1.

This will affect the users of the following water systems:

  • Orangeville Water System
  • Cardinal Woods Water System (Mono)
  • Coles/Island Lake/Purple Hill Water System (Mono)

Please be aware that from May 1 to July 31, 2019 between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday each week, Orangeville Water Works staff will be completing fire hydrant flushing and maintenance programs in the municipal water systems. The programs are completed on a regular basis to ensure fire hydrants remain in good working order and that any accumulated sediments in the watermains are removed.

Due to possible sedimentation, the flushing may cause discolouration of the water, so please check your cold water supply before use. If discolouration does occur, run the cold water until it clears.

Users of the Orangeville and Mono water systems are also reminded that Water Works staff will continue regular flushing of fire hydrants in selected areas on subsequent Wednesdays as part of an ongoing maintenance program. Again, the water should be checked for discolouration before use on those days.