Fall 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 begin water main flushing on Monday, October 6.  This flushing should last approximately two months.

This fall, water main flushing will occur Downtown, in James Bay, near Mayfair Mall and along the Gorge.

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.

Click here to view a map of the areas where flushing will occur this fall.