The Town of Drumheller Infrastructure Services Department, in conjunction with the Drumheller Fire Department, will be conducting a town-wide hydrant flushing program.
A good fire hydrant maintenance program will ensure operational reliability in the event of a fire. This program commenced on May 5th, 2010 and last for approximately four to six weeks.
Flushing hydrants is important to:
• To maintain the highest possible standard of drinking water set for the by Alberta Environment.
• Flushing the hydrant will ensure ease of operation and will allow staff to take necessary flow and pressure tests.
• Maintenance of hydrant parts are exercised at this time to ensure ease of operation for fire department personnel.
During the 2010 hydrant flushing program, there will be areas within Drumheller that may encounter discolored water for a short period of time. This is normal for the clarity to become somewhat disturbed.
However, this does not indicate that the water is contaminated or unsafe for consumption. In the event that you find your household or place of business with discolored water, just simply allow your cold water faucets to run for a minimum of five minutes and the problem should resolve itself.
The town of Drumheller apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause.
Throughout this flushing program, if there are any questions or concerns, please contact the Infrastructure Services Department at 823-1330.