PUC: Unidirectional Flushing Area Notice


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 www.ssmpuc.com for regular updates and to see a map(s) of the flushing area.

West End UDF Area 14 MapWest end flushing for the week of September 15th to September 26th will continue in the area generally bounded by North Street to Tancred Street and Wellington Street East to Birch Street.

East End UDF Area 6C MapEast end flushing area for the week of September 15th to September 26th will be in two areas, the first will be generally bounded by Pine Street to Churchill Boulevard and Creery Avenue to Shore Drive. The second area will be generally bounded by Black Road to South Market Street and McNabb Street to Trunk Road.

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.

PUC Services apologizes for this inconvenience.