HYDRANT FLUSHING

Hydrant Flushing

WHY ARE HYDRANTS FLUSHED?
Periodically, you will see Town of Tecumseh Water staff releasing water from hydrants. Hydrant flushing is necessary to test the hydrants to make sure adequate flow and pressure is available. Flushing is also done to remove sediment from the pipes in order to maintain water clarity and quality in the distribution system.

IS MY WATER SAFE TO DRINK AFTER FLUSHING?
Your water is safe to drink. Occasionally, water becomes discoloured after hydrant flushing. If this happens, run your cold water tap for a few minutes until the water clears. If it doesn’t clear the first time, wait a few minutes and run the water again.

WHEN WILL HYDRANTS BE FLUSHED IN THE TOWN OF TECUMSEH?
Water staff will be flushing hydrants from May 19 to June 30, 2017, between 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.
Information regarding hydrant flushing can be obtained by contacting the Water department at 519-735-2184 extension 142 or 149

Sincerely,
Denis Berthiaume
Manager, Water & Wastewater