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City of Brandon 2017 Water Main Cleaning Program


May 10, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Brandon, MB – The City of Brandon’s Sewer and Water Department wishes to advise the public that its seasonal water main cleaning program has begun. The routine flushing process is conducted each year to maintain water quality along the distribution system. The program officially began today and is scheduled to run until early November, weather-permitting.

Crews will spend approximately 1 month working through the areas from McDonald Avenue to Victoria Avenue, between 1st Street and 34th Street. Anticipated flushing in subsequent areas will be publicized on the City of Brandon’s various online platforms when crews complete the above work.

Water main cleaning will be conducted between the hours of 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday.
Residents are asked to watch for signs on either end of the street in the days prior to the scheduled cleaning. Once signs are placed on a street, water main flushing will be completed within 72 hours, subject to unforeseen delays.            

To avoid complications, residents are asked not to run their water or flush their toilet once water main cleaning has begun on their street. Residents should be aware that experiencing little to no water pressure is to be expected while flushing is occuring on their street; however, water pressure will be restored once main flushing has been completed.

If discoloured water is drawn while City crews are flushing an area, residents are encouraged to run their taps until the water becomes clear. If discoloured water continues to be drawn from the tap more than a few hours after flushing, please contact the City of Brandon Sewer and Water Department during business hours at 204-729-2285.

The City of Brandon thanks the public for its cooperation during this important maintenance of the water distribution system.


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