City of Nanaimo flushes water mains

NANAIMO – City advises of possible low pressure and discoloured water during annual water main flushing program.

Residents could see discoloured water and low pressure as city crews flushes water pipes this month.

The City of Nanaimo will run its annual flushing program between February and May, beginning with mains from South Forks dams into the city. Water is flushed at high speed through mains to refresh pipes and remove minor sediment.

Residents could see short periods of low pressure and discoloured water, and while the city says there is no health hazard, it’s asking people to minimize water consumption if they notice a change in water appearance. To clear lines, residents are advised to turn on their cold water tap until water runs clear.

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