Spring Hydrant Flushing

The East Hants Water Utility will start the spring hydrant flushing program in the communities of Enfield, Elmsdale, Lantz and Shubenacadie on Monday, May 11th, 2020 and is due to be completed by Monday, June 15th, 2020. Work will occur between 8:30 AM and 11:00 PM.

During this period, water customers may experience a temporary reduction in water pressure or water discolouration. Should this occur, customers are asked to run their water for a short period of time. If the discolouration of the water continues please call the Water Utility 24-hour emergency number on (902) 883-2110. Discoloured water will generally settle after flows return to normal rates. Although discoloured water may look displeasing it does not pose a health risk.

Hydrant flushing is conducted to improve water quality by removing naturally occurring minerals that build up on pipe walls over time. Any sediment is mainly comprised of very fine minerals, predominantly iron and manganese.


East Hants Water Utility thanks customers for their patience and understanding while this work is completed.


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