Combined Locks Water Utility Hydrant Flushing Started for Fall 2023
Fall Schedule: Week starting Monday, September 18th, 2023.
The Combined Locks Water Department will begin semi-annual water main/hydrant flushing on Monday, September 18th, 2023. The flushing should be completed in one week, but may continue through Friday, September 29th, 2023 if needed.
The water main flushing will remove most of the natural minerals, such as iron, that are harmless but will discolor water. If you see our Public Works Department personnel working in your area, use little, or if possible, no water for ½ hour to ¾ of an hour to ensure that water has “settled down” – so that the discoloration is not drawn into your water system.
If you do find discoloration in your system, stop using water for about ½ hour – then draw off the discolored water through the cold-water faucet only. Our best advice is for you to wait until after 4:00 p.m. before washing clothes to minimize potential discoloration.
Thank you for your cooperation. Combined Locks Water Utility