The County completed annual hydrant flushing within the Hamlet of Winfield.
Notifications will be posted around the Hamlet, on the County website and via Facebook the week prior to flushing commencing.
Typically, flushing lasts for the duration of 1 week, and is completed during the hours of 9:00 a.m - 3:00 p.m.
You may use the water but if you notice crew working on a hydrant in your area, try to avoid using your water during that time. Avoid doing laundry during this time, as the water may change the colors of white clothing.
Water will remain safe to drink however, flush cold water for at least 5 minutes until it runs clear. It’s best to run the water in the bathtub, as there is more pressure, and more water is released. Try to limit running water out of one fixture.
Water Line and Hot Water Heater Maintenance
The Utility department recommends that residents that leave their home vacant for several months or are not frequenting their residence regularly, to flush their water lines upon their return for ten to fifteen minutes before using the water.
Hot water heaters are frequently turned down when leaving and run the risk for legionella bacteria in the hot water heater. The following websites provide information about legionella bacteria and regular hot water heater maintenance.
Working Near or Crossing County Owned or Operated Water and Sewer Lines
Contact Alberta One Call to request a utility line locate.
NOTE: Utility lines located on private property are owned by the resident or business. The County of Wetaskiwin does not do utility line locates on private property.
A Crossing or Proximity agreement may be required for installing infrastructure near or over County owned and operated utility lines. Please submit your request, along with a survey plan or detailed drawing, to the PW Email.