9-5-17 WATER SYSTEM FLUSHING
September 6, 2017
WATER SYSTEM FLUSHING TO COMMENCE THIS WEEK!
Attention residents of the Eighth Addition, Palms Book, Ishpeming Hills, and all businesses along US 41 and Country Village: water system flushing will begin tomorrow (Wednesday, September 6th) in the Eighth Addition and progress south and east.
Next week will continue towards downtown along Second and Third Streets.
Some discoloration may occur during this time as sediment is stirred up that has accumulated in the system. The object of flushing is to clear the majority of this sediment out of the system. Unfortunately, sediment can also accumulate in your private service line and internal plumbing. System flushing can aggitate the sediment in your service line also. We recommend flushing your own pipes through an unfiltered tap or spigot for a few minutes until the water clears up.
No boil advisories will be issued as part of this important preventive maintenance work. Finally, we do not recommend doing laundry while flushing is occuring in your neighborhood as the sediments in our system are high in iron and could stain your laundry.
We intend to finish the Eighth Addition and Palms Book before proceeding toward Country Village and Ishpeming Hills.