LELWD Continues Water Main Flushing
LELWD is asking water consumers to prepare for the possibility of periods of temporarily discolored water during the flushing process.
Flushing improves water quality by reducing the buildup of sediments.
Now Flushing Zone 6 & 7
A townwide flushing of the water distribution system is underway to remove the sediment that can cause discolored water. Starting Sunday, October 29, flushing will take place between 8 p.m. and 4 a.m., Sunday through Thursday, in addition to the daytime hours of 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The accelerated schedule is intended to complete the flushing before winter weather arrives.
Flushing is being done by zones. (See the map nearby.)
Steps You Can Take:
- Run a cold tap for 10 minutes until water clears. If sediment remains, wait 1-2 hours & repeat.
- Set aside clear water for use during periods of discolored water.
- Avoid using hot water heater, dishwasher & similar appliances when water is discolored.
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