PUBLIC NOTICE – FIRE HYDRANT TESTING
The District of Barriere will be conducting fire hydrant testing on all hydrants within the fire system from Monday September 18 to Friday September 22, 2023 between the hours of 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. This work is necessary to verify that all hydrants are operational and can provide enough water flow for fire suppression within the municipality.
As a result of this testing, you may encounter some discoloration, rust, sediment and/or experience fluctuation in pressure. Rest assured the water has been properly disinfected and is safe for consumption. It is advised, however, to refrain from using both hot and cold water during these times to avoid pulling the discoloration, rust, or sediment into your house, laundry, fixtures, and appliances. You may wish to keep some drinking water on-hand to utilize during the flushing operation.
If you notice discoloration, wait until the operation is completed (after testing hours) and then run your cold water starting from the first tap in your plumbing system, with the aerator removed, until the discoloration clears which should take about 15 to 20 minutes. If the discoloration continues, wait a little longer to allow settling of the rust/sediment, and then run your taps again. Checking your water prior to doing laundry is highly advised.
Residents with a weakened immune system should reference the following HealthLinkBC information:
- Weakened Immune System
- Weakened Digestive System
We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience and cooperation. For any inquiries or concerns please contact the District office at 250-672-9751.