Routine Hydrant Flushing to Commence May 14


Annual Program Ensures Safe Hydrant Pressure


May 11, 2018

Windsor, ON:  To ensure a safe level of water hydrant pressure is available to serve our community, ENWIN is conducting its annual Water System Flushing program across Windsor.

The program will begin on May 14 and run until October 5, with operations occurring between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Customers located in the targeted flushing areas may notice some mild discolouration and sedimentation while the flushing is taking place. ENWIN assures customers that this is NOT harmful and should clear up after running their water tap for several minutes, and before drinking.

  • Fill some containers with water you may require during the duration of the work.
  • Laundry may be damaged due to discolouration of the water. Please avoid doing laundry until the flushing has completed work in your neighbourhood for that day.
  • Try not to run any hot water taps, as some discoloured water and sediment may be drawn into your hot water heater.
  • When the system flushing is finished and you notice discolouration, flow cold water through your interior faucets until the water is clear before drinking.

SCHEDULE

ENWIN’s schedule for upcoming areas of testing will be advertised every Saturday in the Windsor Star. For daily information about where we are working, customers can follow ENWIN on our Twitter feed, @enwinutilities.

Hydrant System Flushing Map

Any homeowner who continues to see discolouration in their water after flushing has completed should call ENWIN at 519-255-2727. Customers with additional questions regarding the flushing operations can contact ENWIN at info@enwin.com.