This year the City of Camrose is once again running the Unidirectional Flushing (UDF) Program to clean the water mains. Currently, the City is flushing the water mains in Area 2, Zone I (see map).
Why the City of Camrose implements the Unidirectional Flushing (UDF) Program:
1. To maintain and improve the City’s water quality.
2. To improve water flow and pressure in the water distribution system.
3. To reduce bacterial growth, restore disinfectant residual, and improve water color.
4. Unidirectional Flushing uses 40% less water than traditional flushing programs due to increased water velocity.
5. In addition to scouring the water pipes, the UDF Program also gives the City the opportunity to check, exercise, and maintain all water valves and hydrants.
This year’s UDF program begins August 10th, 2017 and will continue for 2-3 months. Water service should not be disrupted during the flushing process. There may be a slight drop in pressure or a presence of discoloration in the water from the minerals and sediments being flushed from the pipes. If a discoloration is noticed, please turn the tap off for 15 minutes and flush from your bathtub tap until the water is clear. If there are any questions or concerns in regards to the Unidirectional Flushing Program please feel free to contact Melissa Henderson at the City of Camrose Engineering Department at 780.672.4428.