2019 Flushing Program

Beginning Monday, April 1, 2019, and continuing throughout the summer months, CFPUA water quality crews will be conducting our annual flushing program. Flushing is a routine maintenance operation, conducted by thousands of water utilities every year. During this activity, water is forced through pipes at high velocity and systematically flushed out of the fire hydrants, removing accumulated sediment. Flushing occurs in the warmer months for two main reasons: 1) warmer weather can increase the possibility of issues with disinfection byproducts; and 2) conditions are safer for our employees - and our customers - by eliminating the potential for nighttime freezing of roadways or sidewalks.

To minimize customer impact, the program work is conducted during the overnight hours between 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. Monday nights through Friday morning. Because of the nature of the process, it is possible that customers may experience periods of low pressure and/or water discoloration while flushing is being conducted in their area. Customers who do experience discoloration are advised to run the cold water for at least one to three minutes to allow the lines to clear.

Areas are roughly described below and do not include every neighborhood or subdivision affected. Click on each SECTION tab below to view the area map.  Sections are typically completed in order throughout the week - completion of each section is dependent on system conditions and unfinished areas typically carry over into the following week. The schedule may change with little or no notice. Section maps and updates will be posted on Mondays. Sign up for Notify Me to get immediate updates and alerts.

Updated:  July 26, 2019 
The flushing program is now complete for the season. The water quality crew will continue to spot flush areas in the distribution system as needed.