What do I do and what do I not do during water main flushing?
  • Do not: turn on your taps or flush your toilets when crews are working in your area. This could draw sediment into the water pipes on your property, water meter, hot water tank, and into water filters.
  • Do: Turn off all time-delayed water-line appliances.
  • Do: watch for City signage on your street as that will indicate flushing is taking place in your immediate area. The procedure takes 30 minutes to 1 hour for each street.

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1. What is flushing?
2. Why are residents notified by the City of their flushing program?
3. Can you provide me with an exact date and time of the flushing?
4. What do I do and what do I not do during water main flushing?
5. What do I to do if I experience a loss of water for a long period of time (after two or three hours)?
6. What happens when water main flushing is completed?