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The original item was published from 11/1/2022 10:25:05 AM to 11/21/2022 12:00:02 AM.
Posted on: November 1, 2022
[ARCHIVED] Hydrant Flushing
Unidirectional Flushing Program
Twice yearly, spring and fall, Municipal Utilities flushes water lines to remove sedimentation from our distribution system. We start at our clean water sources, i.e. our wells, and use a specific sequence of hydrant openings to create higher water flow velocities to scour the pipes.
Benefits of a water main flushing program include:
Making sure that the fire hydrant will function properly
Remove sediment from the line
Improve chlorine residuals
Remove discolored water
Helps remove taste and odor problems
As a result of the flushing process, residents may experience temporary discoloration of their water. This discoloration consists primarily of harmless silt and air, and does not affect the safety of your water. If you experience discoloration in your water, clear the pipes in your home by running all water faucets for a few minutes. If the discoloration persists for more than 24 hours, please contact Municipal Utilities at 410-228-5440.
IF YOU SEE A CREW FLUSHING HYDRANTS, PLEASE DRIVE CAREFULLY