2021 Water Main Flushing Program

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The Public Works Department will begin a water main flushing program on Sunday, June 13 at 8 p.m. Flushing is required to remove the rust and sediment that has accumulated in the water mains. City crews will be flushing the mains from approximately 8 p.m. through to 6 a.m. daily until completed on June 24. 

Flushing will begin on the south west side of the City and move slowly north and east from there. Notification of areas to be flushed will be posted on the City of Yorkton Facebook page. You may also call the Public Works Department at 306-786-1760 for information between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. 

During the flushing, the water will contain a considerable amount of rust and sediment, and may be discoloured for several hours. The system pressure will fluctuate during the flushing period. Both the sediment and the low pressure can cause problems in the operation of plumbing fixtures, especially air conditioning, refrigeration equipment, and water softeners. Doing laundry is not recommended, as the discoloured water will stain clothing. For this reason, it is advisable not to use water if it is discoloured unless it is absolutely necessary to do so.  

Water main flushing zones

Hydrant Flushing Zone Map