Water Main Flushing Update

Each year, Victoria's water mains are “flushed” to remove sediment and maintain high quality drinking water.

Weather-permitting, the City of Victoria will commence water main flushing on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 in Esquimalt, Vic West and in the Cook Street /Tolmie Avenue area.  Flushing in these areas should be complete by April 30.  Click here to view a detailed map of these areas.

During the flushing, some water discolouration can be expected, along with short periods of low water pressure. To prevent any staining, it is advised to run the cold tap until the water is clear. Commercial establishments such as laundromats, beauty salons, hotels and restaurants can contact Public Works at 250.361.0400 for further details and advance warning of flushing dates.