For the majority of LCWD customers, discolored water is a rare occurrence. Most likely if you do not experience discolored water with any kind of regularity, you will not be affected.
As soon as the demand for water drops, the District will begin its semi annual water main flushing program. This program is the mid-term action plan to scour the inner linings of the pipes. Water main flushing uses high volumes of water systematically flushed through specific hydrants to clean the distribution system. Our long term […]
The water that is being produced from the District wells is clear and safe for drinking. It is continuously monitored for quality and disinfection. If you have discolored water flush your taps until the water runs clear to ensure the water is coming from the distribution system. The District has been monitoring iron and manganese […]
The water in the LCWD comes from a number of groundwater wells. The water from these wells contain naturally occurring minerals, including iron and manganese. While the water is being pumped to your homes these minerals adhere to the sides of the pipes and during times of high usages, like hydrant flushing, firefighting activity and […]
When you experience discolored water coming from your tap confirm that it is coming from the cold water only. If it is, let the cold water run for 5-10 minutes. If it does not clear, stop running the water and try again a little later. LCWD recommends that homeowners with discolored water concerns install a […]