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Sanitary sewer flushing notice

Sanitary Sewer Flushing Truck

Sanitary Sewer Flushing Kawartha Lakes – Please be advised that regularly scheduled sanitary sewer flushing will be taking place for collection systems in the following areas across Kawartha Lakes:

  • Lindsay
  • Bobcaygeon,
  • Fenelon Falls
  • Omemee
  • Coboconk
  • King’s Bay

The work will begin on August 26 and will continue until mid-December 2019. The work will be completed between 7am and 7pm, Monday to Friday. Contractors will be working in different areas each week throughout the course of the flushing. Please note that some high traffic areas will be flushed after 7pm to avoid the busy traffic and to ensure safety for contractors and residents in the area.

Why do we conduct sanitary sewer flushing?

This preventative maintenance process is necessary to remove settled and accumulated material and to eliminate the potential for sanitary sewer main surcharging which can result in damage to property.

During this process, the contractor (OnSite Sewer Services) will be setting up equipment at manholes in the roadway to release pressurized water through the sanitary sewer main pipe, removing any buildup. As a result, a bubbling and/or vacuum effect may be noticed in your drains and toilets. If residents begin to notice this occurring, it is recommended that you close all toilet seats and cover any floors drains during the flushing period. In addition, in order to prevent sewer gases from migrating into the home, it is important to refill all plumbing traps by running the water in your sinks and floor drains after the work is complete.

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Should you have any further questions, please call us at (705) 324-9411. 

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