Better job of notice required when ‘system’ is being flushed

Question for city halls and city councils:

Is there a valid reason why people cannot be informed about when ‘The System’ is being flushed in their particular area?

There is nothing more disconcerting when you are brushing your teeth and suddenly the water in your sink has turned brown! Or even worse you have been doing you laundry and it comes out dirtier looking than when it went in!

Unfortunately, not everyone may realize that ‘The System’ has just been flushed and that the brown water is due to settlements within the system.

So please, let people know when their area is scheduled for flushing and it is nothing to worry about. The water will return to normal once the settlements have cleared.

Not everyone get the local paper and sometimes the notices are not always all that noticeable.

For those affected and find themselves with brown water, one of the easiest ways to clear your own personal system is by simply running your water until it becomes clear once again.

But then that begs the question: “How exactly does that fit in with water restrictions and shortages?”

Jan Korvemaker

Parksville

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