The Town of Mono's operating authority is planning to perform hydrant flushing in the Cardinal Woods & Island Lake communities over the following dates:
Location: Cardinal Woods
June 13th to 22nd
Location: Island Lake
June 13th to July 6th
Commonly Asked Questions During Our Hydrant Flushing Program
What are the effects of hydrant flushing?
Hydrant flushing helps ensure water quality and helps avoid random bouts of rusty water if there is a high demand for water, caused by a major firefighting effort or watermain break.
During the flushing of a hydrant, some customers may notice reduced water pressure and flow.
Why is my water rust/tea-coloured from the hydrant flushing? Is the water safe?
Sometimes hydrant flushing can make the water temporarily appear rust-coloured because the iron and other mineral deposits in the watermains get stirred up. There is no health hazard associated with discoloured water. Water is safe to use and consume during hydrant flushing, however it may stain laundry.
My water is discoloured. What should I do?
Wait until flushing has subsided in your area then run a cold water tap until the water runs clear.
Remember rust coloured water is safe, but it may stain laundry. If this happens, keep clothes wet and treat them with stain remover.