Flushing

2020 Annual System Flushing Program - 010 System/Sweeney Water Treatment Plant

UPDATED: August 10, 2020  The annual flushing of the 010 System/Sweeney Water Treatment Plant is now complete. 

Beginning Monday, May 25, 2020, 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 related to 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 condition 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 here on Mondays. Sign up for CFPUA CivicReady or follow CFPUA on Facebook and Twitter to receive notifications and updates. 

UPDATED: August 10, 2020  The annual flushing of the 010 System/Sweeney Water Treatment Plant is now complete.