City of North Battleford - Saskatchewan

Water Line Flushing

2022 Unidirectional Flushing - Completed

The City of North Battleford will begin the 2022 unidirectional flushing on Monday, May 9th.


Due to complications, flushing may not be completed on your block when planned.

WATER MAIN FLUSHING” signs present on your block indicate that you will be affected by the unidirectional flushing that night. You can continue with normal water use until 7:00 pm that evening. In some cases, water main flushing of a block may take a few nights. In these cases, residents may use the water as normal from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.

Follow these tips to protect your home and goods from discoloured water and sediment produced from the flushing process:

  • Do not use any taps after 7:00 pm
  • Fill your bathtub or pails before 7:00 pm for water to manually flush toilets
  • Set aside a store of water for washing hands, washing dishes and consumption
  • Turn off your water softeners, freezer or any other devices that may use water
  • Run the water from an outside tap for 10-minutes or until the water runs clear (if necessary)
  • Restart your water softener, freezer and any other devices that were turned off

Please note, the City will not be responsible for any problems created by NOT following these Tips.

Once the flushing signs have been removed from your street, you may return to normal water usage.


What time will the flushing occur?
Flushing will start at 7:00 pm and will continue overnight until 7:00 am.

How will I know my street will be flushed that night
Before the scheduled flushing starts "Water Main Flushing" signs will be placed on the affected blocks.

How do I know if they are done with my street?
The "Water Main Flushing" signs will be removed from your street if they completed the flushing. Due to unforeseen circumstances the flushes may take more than one night, if an additional night of flushing is required the signs will remain on your street.

Why is this flushing necessary?
The unidirectional flushing is part of regular maintenance and removes material buildup from the waterlines.

What should I do to prepare for the flushing?
Residents are encouraged to set aside a store of water to flush toilets, wash hands, wash dishes and consumption for the duration of the flushing in your area. Residents and businesses are advised not to use water while their lines are being flushed and to shut down water softeners if possible.

What should I do once the flushing is done on my street?
Run the water from an outside tap for 10 minutes or until the water runs clear (if necessary). Restart your water softeners, freezers, or any other devices that were turned off.

If you use medical equipment requiring continuous water supply, please call City Hall immediately. If you are a  commercial customer that operates during the flushing hours, please contact City Hall for more information.