Unidirectional Flushing Program Moves to Zone E

Posted On Monday August 19, 2019

This year’s UDF program begins July 25, 2019, starting with Zone A (in Area 2) and will continue for 2-3 months. Currently we are in Zone E.

Water service should not be disrupted during the flushing process. There may be a slight drop in pressure or a presence of discoloration in the water from the minerals and sediments being flushed from the pipes. If a discoloration is noticed, please turn the tap off for 15 minutes and flush from your bathtub tap until the water is clear.

Why the City of Camrose is implementing the Unidirectional Flushing (UDF) Program:

  • To maintain and improve the City’s water quality.
  • To improve water flow and pressure in the water distribution system.
  • To reduce bacterial growth, restore disinfectant residual, and improve water color.
  • Unidirectional Flushing uses 40% less water than traditional flushing programs due to increased water velocity.
  • In addition to scouring the water pipes, the UDF Program also gives the City the opportunity to check, exercise, and maintain all water valves and hydrants.

View more information about the UDF program.

If there are any questions or concerns in regards to the Unidirectional Flushing Program please feel free to contact Emily Baum at the City of Camrose Engineering Department at 780-672-4428 or at ebaum@camrose.ca