Water main flushing is a key component in maintaining water quality throughout the water distribution system. The District of Clearwater performs water main flushing on a biannual basis; in spring and fall.
Water main flushing utilizes water velocities created by “pulling” larger than normal volumes through the system to clean the water main. Public Works crews systematically turn water valves and fire hydrants on and off to effectively flush the water system.
When the District’s Public Works Department is flushing water mains in the community you may experience a loss in pressure, cloudy water and/or discoloration; none of which are a health concern.
Should you observe any of those conditions once the flushing has ceased, please run an exterior tap for a minimum of 5 minutes or until the water clears. Should you experience prolonged pressure loss and/or discoloration, please contact the District of Clearwater.
The schedule for flushing will be announced via Community Newsletter, District Facebook page, local newsletter, website and utility bill.