Monday, May 1, 2017

Annual Flushing of the Mains

Water being flushed out of a fire hydrant at old North School in North Springfield.
Crews from the Public Works Department will be out flushing water mains throughout Springfield this week– Monday, May 1st to Friday, May 5th.

Periodically, we clean water mains of harmless corrosion and accumulated foreign matter by opening hydrants and allowing the water to escape under high pressure. The flushing action is an important part of our program to maintain high quality water.

Although such flushing may produce temporary discoloration, the safety of the water is not affected in any way. HOWEVER, we advise you to schedule clothes washing and cleaning projects at other times.

All mains will be flushed between 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., Monday thru Friday. During the time this work is performed, IT IS EXPECTED THAT THE ENTIRE SYSTEM WILL BE AFFECTED. It is suggested that restaurants, laundromats, etc. keep their use to a minimum until water clears. The water system will be riled and cloudy, but this condition will clear up upon completion of the work. 

–SPRINGFIELD WATER DEPT.    

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