More Flushing, More Complaining


PUC water customers are reminded that the Unidirectional Flushing (UDF) Program is continuing in the east and west ends of the city. Customers are encouraged to visit the PUC website at for regular updates.

West end flushing for the week of August 5th to August 8th will continue in the area generally bounded by Edinburgh Street to Bay Street West and West Street to Andrew Street.

The east end flushing area for the week of August 5th to August 11th will be the area generally bounded by Chambers Avenue to Queen Street East and East Champagne Drive to The Sault Ste. Marie Golf Club.
During flushing activities, there is a high probability some customers outside of the flushing area could also experience discoloured water, potentially up to several kilometers away.

This is due to the fact that any time there is a major change in the rate or direction of flow of water in the distribution system, sediment in the watermains can be disturbed and carried along with the water.
The UDF Program is performed in order to remove sediment from within the city’s watermains and is a recognized industry best practice for improving water quality.