Maintenance Advisories

Union Bay Water System

The CVRD water department is planning a full Union Bay Water System flush during the week of December 5-9th. Daily flushing will take place between the hours of 8:30am – 3:30pm. We will start at the top of McLeod Road and work toward the highway, then move north and south simultaneously. Flushing time in one spot will vary depending on need.

What to Expect

While flushing is occurring, you can expect discolouration in the water and a reduction of pressure. Both of these issues will be temporary and although the water is still safe to drink, residents should try to avoid use of hot and cold water where possible during these hours.This includes doing laundry or running a dishwasher.

When daily flushing ends, there may still be some dirty water in your individual service lines. Please run your cold water tap in the bathtub or laundry tub to avoid clogging faucets with screens.

Why Flush the Water System

Flushing the water main improves water quality by removing sediment and internal corrosion that slowly builds up at the bottom of the water main over time. The fast-moving flush water scours and cleans the inside of the water mains and removes these pockets of sediment, creating a cleaner flow of water through the system.

We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause and we appreciate your cooperation and understanding in this effort as it will improve water quality and fire flow capabilities in the Union Bay distribution system.

Reporting Water Quality Issues

If you have a water quality issue to report, please call or email so that we can track your exact location and the nature of the complaint.

It is important that we are able to accurately track the source of any drinking water complaints and we ask the public to use the appropriate mechanism to make their reports.​