The following is a press release issued by the City of Fort Bragg:
Public Works crews will be flushing city water service lines beginning today, December 14 through Friday, December 18 between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. The flushing will occur within city cul-de-sacs and dead-end streets.
Water line flushing is a routine and preventative maintenance process that is necessary to maintain the integrity of the water distribution system and allows us to ensure that our hydrants are in proper working order. This process is achieved by releasing water from fire hydrants. This technique allows us to deliver the highest quality water by maintaining the quality of our water lines, adequate flow and water pressure.
During this time, you may see water running down the street and customers may experience decreased water pressure or discoloration within the household. Water discoloration may result due to the short-term changes in the normal water flow that may stir up naturally occurring minerals and sediment within the water lines during the process. This discoloration only affects the appearance of the water; it does not affect the taste or water quality. If you experience discoloration of your water, we recommend you run your COLD water faucets for a few minutes or until the water appears clear.
Questions regarding this information should be directed to Heath Daniels, Operations Supervisor at (707)-813-8031.