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Spring watermain flushing & hydrant maintenance begins May 13 in Picton and Wellington

May 9, 2024

The County’s watermain flushing and hydrant maintenance program will take place in the Picton and Wellington Drinking Water Systems for the next six to eight weeks. Flushing will take place between the hours of 7 am and 6 pm, Monday to Friday.

  • Watermains will be flushed and hydrants will be serviced throughout the municipality’s drinking water systems in accordance with the Ontario Fire Code (Ontario Regulation 730/81). Detailed information on what to expect when flushing is taking place in your area is available on the municipality’s website.
  • Information on where hydrant flushing is taking place will be posted on the municipality’s website, Twitter/X (@Shire_Hall), and on Facebook (facebook.com/PrinceEdwardCounty).
  • While flushing is taking place, customers are asked to avoid excessive water use (Example: running tap water for extended periods, using the washing machine and dish washer simultaneously).
  • Customers in the immediate area of hydrant flushing may experience intermittent pressure fluctuations and some discolouration of tap water while flushing is being completed. This does not affect the safety or quality of your water.
  • If coloured water has been experienced, customers should run the cold water tap closest to the water meter for a few minutes until tap water runs clear. Customers are advised to wait until the water runs clear at the tap before doing laundry or running the dishwasher. Using discoloured water in your washing machine could result in stained laundry.
  • For more information, contact the County of Prince Edward at 613.476.2148 ext. 1023, 613.962.9108 ext. 1023, or info@pecounty.on.ca.


Please note: The County of Prince Edward provides this information as a service to the general public. While we do our best to provide accurate information, construction projects and associated service disruptions are subject to change based on weather, road, traffic, and other uncontrollable conditions.

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