Water Swabbing and Flushing

2018 WATER MAIN SWABBING PROGRAM

Beginning on Monday September 17 and running through to Thursday September 20, the Town of Espanola with OCWA will undertake the Water Main Swabbing Program.  Hours of swabbing will be from 9:00 P.M. to 5:00 A.M.  The program should take 4 days to complete.

The following street will be swabbed on Monday September 17:

• Mead Blvd. from Queensway Ave. to Spanish River Dr.

The following areas will be swabbed from Tuesday Sept. 18 to Thursday Sept. 20:

• Hwy 6/Centre St. from Queensway Ave. to Second Ave.
• Williamson St., Syroid St., Ricci Dr., Buzdygan St., Polojko St. and Duplessis Rd.
• The following streets from Hwy 6/Centre St. to Barrie St.:
     o James St., Secord St., Albert St. and Adelaide St.
• Barrie St. from Albert to Adelaide St.

Residents immediately affected each night are advised to close the main water valve in their homes and DO NOT attempt to use any water during swabbing hours.  This is important to avoid drawing a piece of foam swab into your service and blocking it.

We ask that when you re-open the main water valve in your home following swabbing, that you turn on a cold water tap (laundry tub if possible) and let it run to flush any residue that may be left in your water service.

Residents not in the swabbing area could experience dirty water.  If you experience dirty water, let your cold water run and it should clear up.  If dirty water persists, please call 705-869-1751 between 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M.

Should you have any questions or experience low water pressure following swabbing, please call the Public Works Dept. between the hours of 8:00am to 4:00pm at 705-869-1751 or the Police Services at 705-869-3251 after hours.

2018 WATER MAIN FLUSHING

The Corporation of the Town of Espanola will be flushing all water mains and fire hydrants from:

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 24th, 2018

UNTIL APPROXIMATELY

FRIDAY OCTOBER 5th, 2018

Flushing will take place between the hours of 3:30pm and 11:30pm.  Flushing will commence in the South end of town (supply source) and progress North until all lines have been thoroughly flushed.

To find out the daily flushing areas:
• Like us on Facebook
• Listen to radio station 99.3 MOOSE FM at approximately 9:18 A.M. or 3:49 P.M.
• Check our website at www.espanola.ca
• Watch Community Channel 10

FLUSHING MAY CAUSE TEMPORARY DISCOLORATION OF WATER, LOSS OF PRESSURE AND AT TIMES NO AVAILABILITY FOR SHORT PERIODS (NO MORE THAN 15 MINUTES).

PLEASE REFRAIN FROM DOING LAUNDRY UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER FLUSHING HAS BEEN COMPLETED IN YOUR AREA.

Iron Out Rust Remover will be available at the Public Works Office at 596 Second Avenue if required.
Office hours are:  Monday – Friday from 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.


JOEL YUSKO, A.Sc.T., C.R.S.,
Manager of Public Works
Phone:  705-869-1751
596 Second Avenue
Espanola, Ontario  P5E 1C4
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