Flushing

2018 Flushing Program

Beginning Tuesday, May 29, 2018, 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 10:00 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. 

Crews will be flushing in these areas June 25-29:

  1. Section 8A
  2. Section 8B
  3. Section 8C
  4. Section 8D

SECTION 8A MAP

S. College Road east to Eastwood Road; south from Market Street to Randall Drive including:

  • College Acres
  • Smith Creek Station
  • Liberty Commons
  • Carleton Place
  • Hillsdale
  • Wilmington Marketplace
  • Autumn Hall