The arrival of the ACE Regional Water is expected closer to the end of July.
As we transition over to the new water system we will be flushing the new water through the lines starting with the southwest side of town.
During the flushing process 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 Vermilions 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.
Extensive flushing throughout Town will occur during this 8 week period and your call will help the Town effectively monitor the flushing. Your patience is greatly appreciated during this time as our crews are working hard to clear the water in your neighbourhood.
For more information, please visit our website at vermilion.ca or call us at 780-581-2415.