Water Main Flushing in Victoria

Each year, Victoria’s water mains are flushed to remove sediment and maintain high quality drinking water.  Weather-permitting, the City of Victoria will begin water main flushing on Tuesday, February 10 and run until approximately the end of April.

Water main flushing will occur in the communities of James Bay, Ross Bay West, Gorge, Oakland North, Oakland South, and Foul Bay North.

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. Businesses such as laundromats, beauty salons, hotels and restaurants can contact the City of Victoria’s Public Works department at 250.361.0400 for further details and advance warning of flushing dates in their specific location.

A detailed map of the communities that will have water main flushing areas is shown below: