Hydraulic Flushing

Hydraulic Flushing (also known as Watermain Flushing) is the process used to clean watermains. Water system valves are turned off to isolate a section of the watermain and water is then flushed through in one direction at a high speed to produce a scouring action that removes built-up sediment in the water main. The City cleans watermains to improve water quality by removing sediment.

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Contact Information

Public Works Department
City of Prince Albert
1084 Central Avenue
Prince Albert, SK
S6V 7P3

Phone:  306.953.4900
Fax:  306.953.4915

Latest Related Media Releases

Hydraulic Flushing in Zone 2 to Begin Monday
9/6/2019 1:16 PM | Communications
Unidirectional Hydraulic Flushing of Zone 1 Completed
8/2/2018 11:48 AM | cityhr
Hydraulic Flushing in Zone 1 to Begin Next Week
7/11/2018 10:27 AM | Communications

Hydraulic Flushing Program

The City will be starting hydraulic flushing of zone 2 (properties south of 19th street - see map below) starting on Monday, September 9, 2019. It is expected that the work will take 4-6 weeks to complete. Work is scheduled to occur from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.   

Signs will be put up the day flushing begins in an area. When signs are taken down, you will know the work is done.   

Many residences will not experience any disruption to their water service. In some cases, there may be loss of water pressure and discoloured water. Please see the list of FAQs below for more information on the process including what to do if you experience discoloured water.

Zone 1 and 2 Map

WATER ZONES

Public Works Department
City of Prince Albert
1084 Central Avenue
Prince Albert, SK
S6V 7P3

Phone:  306.953.4900
Fax:  306.953.4915