We continue to flush hydrants in the East Side 2nd high service area after repairs on a 48 inch main required a change in flow patterns and caused discolored water yesterday for customers. At this point, the discolored water has been flushed from most of the system. The water in mains in the streets is essentially clear, and customer homes should be running clear too. Should customers notice there is still discolored water in their home, they should allow their water to run for several minutes to clear the plumbing throughout their property.
Our crews will continue to make repairs to the 48 inch transmission main on Fairmount Boulevard over the next couple of weeks. While the water is safe to drink and use as normal, we do understand that the color can be concerning for customers. It is our goal to make sure the water we deliver is of the highest quality. Again, we apologize for any inconvenience and are working to ensure safe, quality water is available for all.