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Oxford County will be flushing water mains in the Ingersoll water system from Monday,
May 4, 2020, through to Friday, May 15, 2020. We will be flushing between the hours
of 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. to remove discoloured water or sediment (caused by iron
settling out), which has accumulated in the mains since the last flushing in
September/October 2019.

Flushing will begin south-west of King St, moving east at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, May 4,
2020. Once the south portion of the town has been completed we will begin flushing on
the north side of King St, moving from east to west beginning Monday, May 11, 2020.
The flushing is expected to be completed by Friday, May 15, 2020 at 11:30 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 experience 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 Oxford County
Public Works. We regret any inconvenience caused by the flushing program.
Notice Issued by Oxford County Water and Wastewater Services
March 2020

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