Why is some flushing conducted in the fall?

Isolated areas of the city, especially on cul-de-sacs or small development areas, do not draw water through the system at high velocities. This lets any sediment in the water to precipitate out and settle on the bottom of the pipes. Fall flushing in these areas helps to remove the sediment and maintain higher quality of water in the system.

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1. What is water system flushing?
2. Why is flushing needed?
3. Why is some flushing conducted in the fall?
4. Where does the water go?
5. How will my water service be affected?
6. What should I do if my water is cloudy and discolored after the flushing is completed?
7. Can I use my water while crews are flushing in my neighborhood?
8. Is my water safe to drink?
9. What should I do if the water stains my laundry?
10. Are there other benefits to water system flushing?
11. Who can I contact with questions?