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Routine Maintenance of Water Mains

From time to time, the District will be cleaning water mains by flushing water from fire hydrants. This will create high water velocities through the pipelines which will carry out sediment which has accumulated within the pipelines over the years.
WHY? Inert sediments accumulate in water mains. These deposits tend to cause discoloration during high water use periods.
WHERE? The flushing program will be conducted in localized areas throughout the District.
WHEN? Periodically, the District will let you know, watch for an ad in the local paper.
DO YOU NEED TO DO ANYTHING? The water is safe to use but you may or may not notice a discoloration in the water and/or water pressure fluctuations. We suggest that if you notice discoloration in the water; reschedule the regeneration of water softeners and clothes washing to a time when water is clear.
MORE INFORMATION? For information, contact our District office at (805) 688-6015 during office hours from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. You may contact us at the same phone number after office hours for emergencies.

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