The County of Oxford will be flushing water mains in the Ingersoll water system from Sunday, Apr. 27th, 2014, through to Friday, May 2nd, 2014. 

We will be flushing continuously (24 hours/day) to remove discoloured water or sediment (caused by iron settling out), which has accumulated in the mains since the last flushing in Oct. 2013.

 

Flushing will begin in the southwest corner of town at 11:00 p.m. on Sunday Apr. 27th, 2014 and will progress northeast towards the river. Once the south portion of the town has been completed we will begin flushing on the north side of the river, moving from east to west. The flushing is expected to be completed by Friday, May 2nd, 2014 at 11:00 p.m.

 

When water mains are flushed customers may experience discoloured water or sediment in the areas being flushed. It is virtually impossible to determine exactly what areas will be affected, if any.

 

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 Erie Thames Services at 519-485-1820/1-877-850-3128 for appropriate action to be taken by the County of Oxford, Public Works. We regret any inconvenience caused by the flushing program.