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March 31, 2017 - 11:49 AM

KELOWNA - The Regional District has started its spring water main flushing program.

Until approximately the end of May, RDCO Environmental Services staff will be going throughout the six water systems that it maintains and operates, flushing mains Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 am and 3:00 pm.

Roadside notice boards will be put up in advance of crews working in a particular system area.

Flushing ensures continued optimum water quality and removes any sediment deposits that may accumulate over time throughout the systems.

Communications Officer Bruce Smith adds, “When flushing is taking place, water pressure can vary slightly and there may be some slight discoloration in the water.   Please check your water prior to use. We recommend that you avoid doing laundry when flushing is taking place on your system. If you experience discoloration, run the cold water tap until the water runs clear.”

Customers will find more information and answers to questions they might have about the Regional District Water Main Flushing Program on the Water Systems webpage www.regionaldistrict.com/water.

The Regional District provides water to just over 950 properties in the following areas: Falcon Ridge, Killiney Beach, Sunset Ranch, Star Place/Dietrich, Westshore and Upper Fintry - Shalal Road - Valley of the Sun.

For information visit regionaldistrict.com/water or contact RDCO Environmental Services at engineer@cord.bc.ca or 250-469-6241.  To subscribe online for Regional District water quality advisories or alerts by email visit regionaldistrict.com/water.


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