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Flushing will start in the Southwest Section of the City and will finish in the Northeast Section approximately three weeks later. Flushing will take place from 7:30 am to 3:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
This semi-annual flushing is necessary to wash iron and other sediment out of the water mains. This sediment does not affect water quality, but can cause water to become discolored. The water is safe to drink and discoloration often disappears within a short time. Motorists are urged to slow down where flushing is taking place and to exercise caution. Residents are also advised not to wash clothing while lines are being flushed in or around their neighborhoods. In addition, it is always advisable to check the color of the water before doing any laundry. Residents may also experience lower water pressure or possibly no water during the flushing.
We also have a map which indicates the areas and dates scheduled for flushing in your area. If you would like further information, please call the Department of Public Works-Water at (517) 788-4170.