The Capital Regional District is notifying residents of annual water main flushing in the Langford and Colwood areas starting next week.
The annual flushing will begin on Tuesday, Oct. 3, and will take approximately two weeks to complete.
Residents can expect to see crews blasting water from fire hydrants to help clear out the water system during this time.
The annual program helps clear water distribution pipes and reservoirs of sediments that build up over the year.
During the flushing, some residents may experience low water pressure or discoloured water for short periods of time.
“Any discolouration is temporary and is not a health hazard,” reads the CRD website.
“CRD staff collect and test water samples daily throughout the entire distribution system to ensure that the water is safe for consumption.”
If you do experience discolouration in your water, the CRD recommends waiting until later in the day and running your tap on cold water until the water appears clear.
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The regional district says the annual water flushing program improves water quality, and helps identify any weak or problem areas in the water system.
It also improves the system’s overall hydraulic capacity and increases the life of system components, like line valves, pumps and pressure reducing valves, according to the CRD.
A map of where the flushing will occur over the next several weeks can be found below: