ATTENTION RWSD CUSTOMERS:
We will be flushing hydrants during overnight hours this week (8/15 through 8/19).
WHY FLUSHING IS IMPORTANT
Flushing is required as a form of routine maintenance of the water distribution system in order to flush out sediment within the water mains and their valves. This helps to improve water quality at the tap, increases the efficiency of the system, and provides an opportunity to exercise valves and hydrants throughout our system.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Discolored water may occur, because the sediment in water mains get stirred up when the fire hydrants are used and when the flow of water in mains is changed. This is normal and temporary. If this happens, simply let your cold water run until it is clear.
• If discolored water occurs, simply run the cold water for a few minutes until it is clear. This will allow the sediment to work its way through your pipes.
• Check for discolored water before using the washing machine or dishwasher. Wait until the water runs clear at the tap before doing laundry or running the dishwasher. NOTE: If your laundry becomes stained, DO NOT PUT YOUR LAUNDRY IN THE DRYER. Rewash clothes immediately using detergent and add a rust-removing agent. Contact the District office for a packet of the rust remover.
• In some cases, slight discoloration might linger for a few hours. This discoloration only affects the appearance of the water and does not affect water quality. No health hazards are associated with discolored water from hydrant flushing. If water pressure or water volume seems low after flushing has been completed, check your faucet screens for trapped particles.