City of Brandon 2019 Water Main Cleaning Program

May 1, 2019


Brandon, MB – The City of Brandon’s Sewer and Water Section wishes to advise the public that its seasonal water main cleaning program has begun today. The routine flushing process is conducted each year to maintain water quality along the distribution system, with the goal of flushing the entire system each season by early November, weather-permitting.

As it does every year, crews will begin flushing water mains in the area of the municipal water treatment plant on McDonald Avenue, working through areas from McDonald Avenue to Victoria Avenue between 1st Street and 34th Street for approximately one month. Crews will then move outward across the City, with water main flushing in subsequent areas announced on the City of Brandon’s various online platforms as crews move into them.

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 204-729-2290.

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