Water system flushing is a standard industry practice used by water agencies to maintain water quality and protect public health.
To maintain water quality and remove built-up sediment in water mains, the FOWD may need to flush and remove stagnant water mains. FOWD crews complete flushing activities by releasing water at high velocities.
Flushing activities may stir up some sediment in the water system, causing temporary discolored water.
If you notice discolored water in your system:
- Turn on each water faucet and allow water to run until it is clear.
- Flush toilet.
- If you are still concerned or not sure, give us a call at (916) 967-5723.