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Parksville watermain flushing to get underway in mid-February

Flushing will take place between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
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The Parksville Civic and Technology Centre at 100 Jensen Ave. (PQB News file photo)

The City of Parksville is gearing up for its annual watermain flushing program.

According to a release issued by the city on Jan. 28, the program will start mid-February and run through April. The release read that flushing is an important part of the city’s ongoing maintenance program to ensure the integrity of the water supply system.

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Flushing will generally take place between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

During these times, customers can expect some discolouration of water and intermittent drops in water pressure. Guidelines during the water main flushing program include; keeping a fresh supply of drinking water in the refrigerator; checking for discolouration of water before doing laundry; and if discolouration is present, running an outdoor tap (after 3:30 p.m.) until the water clears.

More information on the program can be gained through the city’s operations department at 250-248-5412.

– NEWS Staff, submitted

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