Spring Hydrant Flushing to Begin

Spring Maintenance Program for Hydrants to Begin Next Week
Posted on 04/08/2022
Hydrant flushing helps keep water quality high

The City of Charlottetown is advising residents that Water and Sewer Utility will begin its spring maintenance program on Monday, April 11. The four-to-six-week program includes maintenance checks along with the bi-annual hydrant flushing.

Hydrant flushing is considered preventative maintenance and helps to keep water quality high. The seasonal program looks at flow, pressure and capacity and works to ensure the city has safe and clean drinking water.

During flushing, hydrants will be operated at full capacity for approximately three to five minutes each, until the water runs clear. Water released cannot be recaptured from the hydrants will flow freely at a high velocity to ensure proper hydrant operation and to flush sediment from the pipe network. The water cannot be recaptured. Residents are reminded to stay clear of the immediate area and avoid hydrants as they are being flushed.

This maintenance may cause a temporary discolouration of the water supply and/or slight drop in water pressure, however these are temporary in nature.

Thank you for your patience as we complete the spring maintenance program.

For questions, or to report an issue during business hours, please call 902.629.4014. After hours, please call 902.626.2100.