Update: Water Hydrant System Flushing Operations


June 20, 2019

Windsor, ON: ENWIN continues its annual routine Water Hydrant System Flushing Operations across the City of Windsor. Flushing operations commenced on April 29, 2019 and will run until October 4, 2019, with operations occurring between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Between the dates of June 22 and September 3, flushing operations will take place in the area bounded by: Riverside Drive to the north, Tecumseh Road to the south, Pierre Avenue to the west and Pillette Road to the east.

ENWIN’s schedule for upcoming areas of hydrant flushing 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, or see the Hydrant System Flushing Map available on ENWIN's website.

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.

ENWIN recommends that customers follow the guidelines listed below, when system flushing is underway in their area:

  • 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.

Any homeowner who continues to see discolouration in their water 24 hours 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.