Sewer Flushing Notice
The City of Revelstoke has commenced its 2016 sewer line flushing program within the municipality. Periodic flushing is undertaken to prevent the buildup of sediment which may result in blockages. This work primarily takes place from April – October. Flushing can occur in Fall and winter months given warmer temperatures.
The Sewer flushing process uses a high-pressure jet to scour the pipe. When the jet passes by your homes connection to the sewer it creates a pressure wave. This pressure wave has the ability to push-out, or pull-in the water and air held inside your plumbing and U-shaped traps and this includes your toilets, showers, sinks and floor drains. In most cases, nothing happens, but sometimes it does. As a precaution, or if your house has been affected by this type of work before, we advise you to 1) keep your toilet lid closed during times when they are not being used and 2) flush after every use. Also, to prevent odours, it is advisable to pour 2 litres of water into infrequently used plumbing fixtures to ensure the trap is full, ideally before AND after the work takes place. If water appears to be spilled around your toilet or floor drain, please accept our apologies as we perform this important sewer maintenance work.
We thank you for your cooperation and apologize for any inconvenience. For further information please contact 250-837-2001.