The Township of Russell will be testing fire hydrants as follows:
Between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. in the village of RUSSELL from May 1 to May 5th.
Between 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. in the village of EMBRUN from May 8th to May 12th.
The flushing of the MARIONVILLE hydrants will be performed at a later date this summer during daytime regular Township working hours between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
You may detect coloured water and loss in water pressure during the testing of a hydrant in your area. We recommend that you do not drink or wash laundry with coloured water. While it is not harmful to your health, it can stain laundry.
If you detect coloured water, turn on one cold water tap for a few minutes to flush the system as this is only temporary due to sedimentation in the watermain distribution system.
Reduced water pressure should only be intermittent as the hydrants are being tested; the pressure will return to normal once the flow test is complete.
This ongoing maintenance program is designed to ensure that our hydrants are ready should they be needed by the Fire Department. Testing ensures that hydrants are in full working order and verifies their flow capacities. This maintenance procedure is routine, but may result in temporary inconveniences mentioned above.
We appreciate your understanding and cooperation during this project. If you have any questions or require further information, please contact the Public Utilities office at (613) 443-1747 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.