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Hydrant Flushing

The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo conducts hydrant flushing throughout the region starting in springtime through the fall each year.

Why we flush hydrants each year

Each spring the Municipality commences its Preventative Maintenance program to ensure that the drinking water in the region is of the highest quality. The process also protects the Municipality's investment in its drinking water infrastructure and ensures that the hydrants are in good working condition for any emergency situation that may arise.

Impact to residents

Flushing is done from Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. During the flushing process, your water will continue to be of high quality and your service will remain uninterrupted. You may however notice a fluctuation in pressure. If you happen to notice some slight discoloration, run the cold tap for approximately 15 to 20 minutes. If the discoloration continues call the Municipality.

Is flushing a harmful practice?

No. Flushed water is discharged to the storm water system. It is dechlorinated to ensure there is no harmful impact to the environment.

Whom do I call if I have questions?

If you have questions, please call the Pulse: Wood Buffalo Call Line at 780-743-7000. This line is staffed 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

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