Water System Flushing
March 2, 2023 to May 8, 2023
The District of Ucluelet will be completing annual water flushing of all District water pipes beginning on Thursday March 2, 2023. Water flushing is a safe and effective form of regular maintenance that helps to reduce sediment that accumulates in our municipal water system.
During the flushing periods there may be significant impacts on water quality and appearance, including discolouration and loss of water pressure. Please avoid using water during your zones flushing period. Please review the timeline at Ucluelet.ca/Water to ensure you are aware of when your zone will experience water service disruptions so you can plan accordingly.
The District has been divided into (14) unique zones, each with its own flushing date. Flushing in each zone will occur between 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM, however, the schedule is subject to change as some zones may require additional time to ensure a high-quality result. System flushing will not occur on weekends or holidays to allow a break for residents and businesses.
During the overall flushing schedule, the water is safe to consume. Our water quality is tested with oversight from health officials at Vancouver Island Health. Although the water is safe to consume, it will be heavily discolored and unappealing. We urge you to use caution and good judgement during the overall flushing period. Please make arrangements to avoid consuming the municipal water during your zone’s specific flushing dates. For more information on water quality and standards, please visit the Guideline for Canadian Drinking Water Quality. Up-to-date information will be posted to the District’s website here and echoed on the District's Facebook and Instagram. Please note, flushing dates may change due to unforeseen circumstances, and those changes will be updated throughout the flushing period. Information concerning the District’s Clean Drinking Water Action Plan and general water system facts can be found at Ucluelet.ca/Water.
If you have questions or concerns about the water system flushing, please contact the District main office at 250-726-7744, or James MacIntosh, Director of Engineering Services at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you to our community for your patience as we complete this necessary work.