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September 14, 2016
Notice of water main flushing

Schedule for fall water main flushing


Oxford County Public Works flushes all water mains in our systems twice annually (spring and fall) to remove any sediment or minerals (such as iron) that may have accumulated on the walls of the pipes, thereby improving the aesthetic quality of the water. The groundwater we use as a drinking water source has relatively high levels of minerals, which can settle in the water mains. While not a health hazard, if these minerals are not removed they can cause discoloured water and, overtime, can reduce the carrying capacity and effectiveness of the water mains.

When water mains are flushed customers may experience discoloured water or sediment in the areas being flushed.

If you avoid water use during the flushing, it will help prevent dirty water being drawn into the household lines. The iron in the water is an aesthetic problem and is not a health concern.

If you get discoloured water, an outside tap or a laundry faucet not connected to a water softener or filter should be turned on after the work is completed, in order to flush the household lines. Please allow sufficient time for the water to clear.

If you continue to have problems with the water please notify the Public Works Department by calling 1-866-537-7778. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by the flushing program.

The water system will be flushed during the day, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on the dates listed below. Water main flushing in Ingersoll will be continuous (24 hours/day).

Otterville/Springford October 11  to October 13, 2016
Thamesford October 19 to October 21, 2016
Brownsville October 14, 2016
Mount Elgin October 14, 2016
Innerkip October 17 to October 18, 2016
Norwich October 17 to October 21, 2016
Plattsville October 11 to October 13, 2016
Tavistock October 23 to October 26, 2016
Embro November 2 & 3, 2016
Lakeside October 26, 2016
Beachville October 27, 2016
Dereham Centre October 28, 2016
Hickson October 28, 2016
Bright October 27, 2016
Sweaburg October 28, 2016
Drumbo/Princeton October 31 to November 3, 2016
Ingersoll September 26 to October 7, 2016


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