The City of Portage la Prairie has announced its eight-week water main flushing program will take place this summer. 

Water main flushing is being undertaken per the following schedule to clear iron and calcium scale deposits to maintain high-quality water.

Week #1 - June 26 -July 1

15th St NW between Saskatchewan Ave W & McKay Ave moving westward to 25th St NW

Week #2 – July 3 – July 8

15th St NW to 8th St NW between Saskatchewan & Fisher Avenues and continuing from 9th St SW westward to city limits between Crescent Rd and Saskatchewan Ave

Week #3 - July 10 - July 15

7th St NW to 10th St NE between Saskatchewan Ave & Fisher Ave

Week #4 - July 17 - July 22

8th St SW to 9th St SE between Saskatchewan Ave & Crescent Rd

Week #5 - July 24 - July 29

15th St NW to Tupper St NW north side of tracks

Week #6 - July 31 - August 5

Royal Rd to Westco Dr north side of tracks

Week #7 - August 7 - August 12

Koko Platz and Island Park Areas

Week #8 - August 14 - August 19

Mellenville and Old Bridge Road Area

The city advises that citizens should not use any hot water until they have operated their cold water taps to clear the line of any discolouration that may occur during flushing.

Flushing will take place between the night-time hours of 10:00 p.m. -  6:00 a.m.

For further information, you can phone the Portage la Prairie Department of Operations at -204-239-8346-