Flushing in the water supply network as of October 19

Westmount’s Public Works Department is carrying out directional flushing to clean the City’s water distribution pipes.

The sections of the network that will be flushed from October 19 are located south of The Boulevard from Argyle Avenue. They include the following streets: St-Sulpice, Cedar, Montrose, Severn, Ramezay, Hudson and Thornhill. Flushing operations will take place by section, between 6:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.

These operations may result in short interruptions (5 to 20 min) of the water service in the areas where the operations are taking place. Residents in these sectors may also notice a slight discolouration of the water and lower pressure. This is due to the flushing process and the particles that it generates. Please note that the water remains safe to drink.

Directional flushing uses the force of the water to remove silt, sand and other natural build-ups inside water mains. Flowing at an optimal speed, the water picks up free particles and expels them through a fire hydrant. The flushing process will last until the pipes are clean.

Thank you for your cooperation.