Water Flushing Program
Flushing water removes built-up sediments that settle in waterlines over time. Water flushing and the valve and hydrant maintenance program run January through May.
What to Expect
City crews work at fire hydrants in street intersections and at the end of cul-de-sacs. Large volumes of water flow down the streets while fire hydrants and the water pipes are scoured of built-up sediments and tested for faulty valves.
See the 2013 flushing map to see if your neighborhood will be flushed this year.
1st and 2nd flushing area for Tuesday, May 21.
What to Do
- Flushing activity may stir up sediment in the water system causing temporary discolored water.
- If you receive notice that the City will be in your neighborhood, do not turn on your water between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
- This includes not running appliances that use water such as dishwashers and washing machines.
If you notice discolored water in your private system:
- Turn on each cold water faucet and allow the water to run until it is clear again.
- Flush each toilet two times.
- Still not sure? Call the Water Division, 503-618-2626.