Friday, April 26, 2013

Hydrant Flushing Today

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.

Water 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 up.

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.

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