Quesnel residents can expect discoloured water, as the City of Quesnel begins its annual maintenance program for water mains and fire hydrants this month.
The City of Quesnel Utilities Department will run its annual fire hydrant and water main flushing program for approximately three weeks, starting Monday, Sept. 21, according to a notice on the City’s website. This will occur Monday to Friday between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
First on the schedule are the Johnston and Carson subdivisions Sept. 21, 22 and 23.
The City will work on South Quesnel water mains and fire hydrants Sept. 24 and 25 and then move to Two and Three Mile Flat Sept. 28 and 29.
Work will take place in West Quesnel west of Baker Creek and Uplands Sept. 30, Oct. 1 and Oct. 2 and then move to West Quesnel east of Baker Creek Oct. 5 and 6.
The City will be working in North Quesnel and downtown Oct. 7, 8 and 9.
“Hydrant and water main flushing causes turbidity in the City’s water system,” the notice states. “Residents should expect, and be prepared for, discoloured water. If you experience this, leave a cold water tap running until the water returns to normal. Thank you for your co-operation during this important annual maintenance program.”
For more information, contact the City of Quesnel Utilities Department at 250-992-6330.