April 30, 2021

Water Main Flushing Program

  • 250.245.6445
The Town of Ladysmith's Infrastructure Services Department flushes our water supply mains and distribution water mains annually between January and April. Regular water main flushing is an important part of a comprehensive water management program.

Potable water is flushed at a high velocity through the water mains to ensure all piping is refreshed and minor sediment within the pipe is removed. This is one of the methods the Town relies on to help keep our drinking water safe and clean.

During this flushing period, water users may experience some discolouration of the water supply. Should this occur, running a cold water tap for a short period will help to restore water quality back to normal.

Residents who are dependent on medical equipment that uses water are invited to call Infrastructure Services at 250.245.6445 for specific flushing dates.

We also suggest residents take this opportunity to clean the screens on faucets and the pressure-reducing valve (where the water enters the house). These should normally be cleaned at least once a year.

If you have any questions regarding the flushing program, please contact Infrastructure Services at 250.245.6445.

We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your cooperation during the flushing process.