More about Flushing
Flushing moves the free chlorine used in the chlorine dosing throughout the distribution system. It may also dislodge sediments in the mains. These sediments can cause your water to be discolored when it is first turned on and can also clog the aerators on your faucets. In rare cases, these sediments will block a water line causing reduced water pressure or flow.
Follow these steps if your water is discolored:
- Run the tap for about 2 minutes until the water turns clear.
- Clean the faucet aerator. The aerator is located on the end of the faucet. Twist off the aerator by hand or with a wrench. Inside the aerator is a small screen that can become clogged with debris. Clean the screen and replace the aerator. If your water remains discolored after following these steps, please call our Chlorine Dosing Hotline at 567-3878.
Follow these steps if you do not have any water or experience a severe drop in water pressure:
- Remove your faucet aerator. Test the faucet again. If you have water, clean the aerator as previously described and replace the aerator. If you still do not have water after removing the aerator, please call our Chlorine Dosing Hotline at 567-3878.