City of Brandon 2023 Water Main Flushing Program: Update

June 20, 2023

Brandon, MB – The City of Brandon’s Underground Utilities Section wishes to advise that its seasonal water main flushing program will be shifting focus to the west end of the city. 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.

Crews will begin water main flushing from McDonald Ave to Victoria Ave, between 26th St and 34th St over the next month. Subsequent water main flushing will follow in other areas across the city. Stay tuned to the City of Brandon’s social media accounts for regular updates.

Water main flushing will generally take place Monday to Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Some areas of the city will be flushed outside of regular business hours to avoid disruption. These areas of the city will be notified directly through paper handouts when they can expect water main flushing to occur.

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 occurring on their street. However, water pressure will be restored once water main flushing has been completed.

If discoloured water is drawn while City crews are flushing an area, residents are encouraged to run their taps with cold water 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 Underground Utilities Section during business hours at 204-729-2285.

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