Water Main Flushing and Chlorinating
April 18, 2022
Water chlorination will be starting on Tuesday April 19, 2022 until Saturday April 30, 2022 the GID will be flushing and chlorinating the water mains.
Water main flushing and chlorinating is carried out as part of our annual scheduled preventative maintenance program to improve water quality by removing sediment that gradually deposits in the pipes and to help maintain safe high quality drinking water. Mainline flushing also reduces bacteriological growth, improves color, controls corrosion and helps to restore flow and pressure in the distribution system. The treated water will disinfect your water lines so the GID can ensure the freshest water possible.
There should be no interruption of the water supply. During this period of water main flushing, there may be a taste and smell of chlorine in the water. We add enough chlorine to the water to keep it safe. You can easily get rid of the chlorine taste by filling a container with water and keeping it in the refrigerator for drinking-much of the chlorine will leave the water overnight.