Water Main Flushing Program

Tips for Residents

As flushing of water mains is conducted, you may experience fluctuations in water pressure and changes in water clarity. These changes are temporary.

If you experience discoloration, please wait approximately 30 minutes for our flushing crew to move out of the area, then run cold water in a bathtub or basin sink until clear. Residents are advised to postpone laundering, dish washing and showering between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. each day during this week to avoid discolored water and possible water pressure fluctuations. If your laundry becomes stained, keep the clothes wet and rewash with "Rust Rover" powder. Rust Rover packets are available by calling the Public Works and Water Resources Department at 302-366-7000.


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