27 Jul

NOTICE: Annual sewer flushing program – July 27 update

The Water and Wastewater Department will conduct sewer main flushing on the southeast side of Picton starting on Monday, July 30. Work in this area should be completed by Wednesday, Aug. 1.

• Flushing will take place between the hours of 7:30 am and 4 pm, Monday to Friday. 

• The main area to be flushed from July 30-Aug. 1 includes:
Ο Union Street (County Road 8) south to the Wastewater Treatment Plant, including all streets in between.
Ο Church Street in the east to Mary Street in the west and all side streets in between.

• Once crews complete the above area, they will move to the north end of town, which will include the industrial park, all streets east of Picton Main Street including Spencer Street to the north and Bockus Street to the south.  
• Elevated noise levels will be present with the large equipment on site and visibility will be limited. Minor traffic delays may affect some motorists. Motorists are urged to avoid the area if at all possible.
• The Water and Wastewater Department asks for your co-operation in keeping toilet seat lids closed, especially in basement washrooms during work in the area as splashing may occur when sewer mains are cleaned with high pressure equipment.
• The Water and Wastewater Department began its annual sanitary sewer main flushing program on Wednesday, July 25.

• The program encompasses the collection systems throughout both Picton and Wellington. Work will entail cleaning, scouring, and flushing the sanitary mains in the street as well as cleaning the pumping stations. However, the program will not involve any work on sanitary laterals.
• For more information, contact the County of Prince Edward 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.