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Line flushing may cause water discoloration

Water customers may notice some muddy water for brief periods beginning Monday, March 28, as crews from the Thomson City begin a unidirectional water line flushing program.

The purpose of the flushing is to clean all water lines and prevent the build up of chemicals within the system. The Environmental Protection Division of the Department of Natural Resources requires that cities take steps to prevent corrosion, and the flushing is a part of that program.

Flushing will begin first in the Earle and Noble Street areas as well as along Wrightsboro Road.

The program will continue throughout the city for the next several days until the whole city is completed.

The flushing may result in brief drops in water pressure, and in some cases, stained water may appear.

In the event of stained water, turn on the cold water faucet in the shower or sink and let it run briefly until the stain clears.

For questions about the flushing program, please call 595-1781.

The flushing process will result in large volumes of water being put into ditches and in some instances on the sides of roads, so use caution when traveling in areas where crews are working.



Web posted on Wednesday, March 23, 2005











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