09 Jun

Notice: Update on Picton water main flushing

The County`s water main flushing and hydrant maintenance program will continue on Monday, June 12 in Picton.

Flushing will take place from 7 am-8 pm, Monday to Friday.  

Water mains will be flushed and hydrants will be serviced throughout The County`s drinking water systems in accordance with the Ontario Fire Code (Ontario Regulation 730/81).

The spring water main flushing and hydrant maintenance program will take place in the following locations within Picton from June 12-16:

— Picton Main Street and all streets north from Johnson Street up to and including Talbot Street.

Detailed information on what to expect when flushing is taking place in your area is available on The County`s website. To receive updates on where hydrant flushing is taking place, follow The County on Twitter and on Facebook.

While flushing is taking place, customers are asked to avoid excessive water use (Example: running tap water for extended periods, using the washing machine and dish washer simultaneously).

Customers in the immediate areas may experience intermittent pressure fluctuations and some discolouration of tap water while flushing is being completed. This does not affect the safety or quality of your water.

If coloured water has been experienced, customers should run the cold water tap closest to the water meter for a few minutes until tap water runs clear. Customers are advised to wait until the water runs clear at the tap before doing laundry or running the dishwasher. Using discoloured water in your washing machine could result in stained laundry.

For more information, contact the Corporation of the County of Prince Edward at 613.476.2148.