Flushing water mains is done periodically and is vital to ensuring that water consumed meets
the highest quality standards possible. Flushing is required to help ensure clean, safe drinking water, using a process that removes scale and build-up that collects in all piping systems. Flushing water lines also helps maintain proper fire flow in the event of an emergency and ensures that fire hydrants in neighborhoods and business districts are working properly.
Starting the week of Sept. 4, 2012, the City of Marysville Public Works Department began the latest annual flushing of water mains.
Public Works crews plan to flush mains from 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, and currently focusing on two major areas:
If customers notice that water appears discolored when Public Works crews are working in the vicinity, simply run your cold water faucet until it clears up, says Latimer. Any cloudiness that occurs is temporary, and not harmful.
Visit this page for updates on locations, more information, and an online water system map identifying water zone boundaries that will help you locate the zone you live within.