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March 23, 2017
Notice of Water Main Flushing

Schedule for spring water main flushing


Oxford County Public Works flushes all water mains in our systems twice annually (spring and fall) to remove any sediment or minerals (such as iron) that may have accumulated on the walls of the pipes, thereby improving the aesthetic quality of the water. The groundwater we use as a drinking water source has relatively high levels of minerals, which can settle in the water mains. While not a health hazard, if these minerals are not removed they can cause discoloured water and, overtime, can reduce the carrying capacity and effectiveness of the water mains.

When water mains are flushed customers may experience discoloured water or sediment in the areas being flushed.

If you avoid water use during the flushing, it will help prevent dirty water being drawn into the household lines. The iron in the water is an aesthetic problem and is not a health concern.

If you get discoloured water, an outside tap or a laundry faucet not connected to a water softener or filter should be turned on after the work is completed, in order to flush the household lines. Please allow sufficient time for the water to clear.

If you continue to have problems with the water please notify the Public Works Department by calling 1-866-537-7778. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by the flushing program.

The water system will be flushed during the day, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on the dates listed below. Water main flushing in Ingersoll will be continuous (24 hours/day)

Beachville April 13, 2017
Bright April 6, 2017
Brownsville April 7, 2017
Dereham Centre April 21, 2017
Drumbo/Princeton April 18, 2017
Embro April 6, 2017
Hickson April 21, 2017
Ingersoll May 1, 2017 - May 12, 2017
Innerkip April 24, 2017 - April 28, 2017
Lakeside April 19, 2017
Beachville April 13, 2017
Dereham Centre October 28, 2016
Hickson October 28, 2016
Bright April 6, 2017
Mount Elgin April 7, 2017
Norwich April 10, 2017 - April 13, 2017
Otterville/Springford April 3, 2017 - April 5, 2017
Plattsville April 10, 2017 - April 12, 2017
Sweaburg April 20, 2017
* Tavistock April 23, 2017 (7:00am - 11:30am)
Tavistock April 24, 2017 - April 26, 2017
Thamesford April 3, 2017- April 5, 2017

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