A.C.E. REGIONAL WATER UPDATE

Date: November 26th, 2013 | Categories: Public Notices | By: | Comments: 0

A.C.E. Regional Water is in Vermilion and should be in your home in the next 5 weeks!

A.C.E. water is currently being received by the Town of Vermilion. The town system is running a blend of A.C.E. and Treated Town of Vermilion water. It is scheduled for the first week of December to be running soley off A.C.E. water. From this point forward it may take up to five weeks to get through the system and into your house depending on where you live.

During the transition to A.C.E. water, you may notice an odor and a reddish color to the water. This is a reaction between the new chloramines in the water and the built-up deposits in the copper lines of your home. The water is safe to drink during this time and the reaction should be minimal in areas with PVC or concrete water mains. If you notice a slight reddish colour or odour turn on your cold water taps for approximately 5-10 minutes and the water should run clear. It will take up to 8 weeks for the new water to completely run through Vermilion’s system.

It is important that you check your water prior to washing your clothes. If you notice a reddish color please refrain from washing your clothes and turn on your cold water taps for approximately 5-10 minutes and if the water remains reddish please call the Transportation and Utilities Department at 780-581-2415.

Flushing throughout Town will occur during this 5 week period and your call will help the Town effectively monitor the movement of the new water. Your patience is greatly appreciated during this time as our crews are working hard to clear the water in your neighbourhood.

For the most up-to-date information, please visit our website at vermilion.ca or call us at 780-581-2415.