The Town of Delmar will be flushing water lines today. It’s done to rid the system of any accumulated sediment so that the Town can provide residents and visitors alike with the highest water quality possible and to ensure that fire hydrants are operating properly in case of an emergency.
While the flushing is being done users of our water system may
notice a drop in pressure. You should not experience a total loss of water
pressure. Your water should return to normal within a few hours.
users are advised that some discoloration of the water may occur if you draw
water while Public Works is flushing near your home. If this occurs you should
wait until public works is out of the area and then run cold water from the
faucet nearest to the water meter for several minutes and it should clear
It’s recommended that no laundry be done during the flushing period
to prevent discoloration and before doing laundry, residents are advised to run
the cold water to make sure it runs clear.
Motorists are asked to use
caution on streets where flushing is being done; there may be temporary ponding
of water in those areas.