IMPORTANT WATER SUPPLY NOTICE
DORCHESTER & THORNDALE WATER SYSTEMS
FROM THE MUNICIPALITY OF THAMES CENTRE
Thames Centre Water Department will be conducting their Spring Flushing Program Wednesday, April 14th and Thursday, April 15th this year. The flushing will take place between the hours of 8:30am and 4:00pm both days.
Fire hydrant flushing is done to remove any sediment or stagnant water from the distribution system and to test fire hydrant operation. These steps are being taken to improve the overall water quality within the distribution system and to ensure the delivery of the highest quality water possible.
As in the past, we suggest that residents switch water softeners to “bi-pass” and avoid doing laundry during these two days. Discoloured water may be observed and has the potential to stain clothing. If laundry has been stained during this period, the Water Department has a wash additive available to remove the stains.
Once the flushing program has been completed, we ask that a cold water tap be turned on and let it run for approximately 2 (two) to 3 (three) minutes to flush out any discoloured water that may have accumulated in your water connection. If clean water is not experienced after this time, shut off the tap and repeat after 1 (one) hour.
If you have any questions or problems, please contact Thames Centre Water Department at (519) 268-7490.
Thank you for your anticipated co-operation.