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Sanitary Sewer Flushing - Begins December 20

Posted on Wednesday December 15, 2021

Please be advised that sanitary sewer flushing will occur in areas east of Broadway beginning December 20, 2021. The work will be performed on weekdays between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. until February 2022. Contractors will be working in different areas of the highlighted area (see attached map). Please note high traffic areas may be flushed after 7:00 p.m. to ensure safety for contractors and residents.

Why do we conduct sanitary sewer flushing?

This preventative maintenance process is necessary to remove settled and accumulated material and to eliminate the potential for sanitary sewer main surcharging which can result in damage to property.

During this process, the contractor (Onsite Sewer Services) will be setting up equipment at manholes in the roadway to release pressurized water through the sanitary sewer main, removing any buildup. As a result, a bubbling and/or vacuum effect may be noticed in your drains and/or toilets. If residents begin to notice this occurring, it is recommended that you close all toilet seats and cover any floor drains during the flushing period.

In order to prevent sewer gases from migrating into the home, it is important to refill all plumbing traps by running the water in your sinks and floor drains after the work is complete.

If you have any further questions, please call the Customer Service Centre at (519) 688-3009.