Water main flushing moves water systematically through sections of a drinking water distribution system, creating a scouring action to clean the line. The increased flow rate scours the water pipe’s inner walls and helps to remove build-up of naturally occurring debris and sediment. The water is discharged through select fire hydrants onto local roads or other surface areas.
LCWD concluded its most recent flushing program between Sept. 24, 2018 and the end of October.
Photos: The difference flushing makes