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Businesses reminded to check for stagnant water in vacant buildings

With plans underway for the reopening of businesses in Lethbridge and surrounding areas, building owners and managers are reminded to check the water quality inside their building's plumbing.

Water in buildings that have been vacant for the last two months could have become stagnant, leading to low chlorine levels, discolouration, or taste and odour issues inside the building. Stagnant water can also result in elevated lead, copper, and Legionella levels at the tap.

If a building has been empty for more than two or three weeks, the plumbing should be flushed from each fixture to provide fresh water from the water distribution system.

For instructions on how to flush water from a building's plumbing, visit

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