In mid-January, the Public Works Department will be flushing water mains. The purpose of the flushing program is to remove sand and sediment that settles in the water mains over time. In order to flush the line, it is necessary to open the fire hydrants to create a higher flow velocity, a city news release said.
“Flushing is necessary for maintenance purposes and generally will improve the quality of the water,” the news release said.
Residents in the immediate vicinity of the flushing may notice a slight drop in water pressure, cloudy water from air in the lines or sediment in the water. Try to avoid using water or doing laundry if flushing is occurring nearby. If any sediment or discoloration is noticed, wait until the crew is finished, then run the faucets for a few minutes to clear the house lines, the city advises.
The flushing will begin in the northwestern area of Davis and continue toward the south and east areas. It is expected to take approximately six months and will be performed between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
For more information regarding this program, call the Public Works Department at 530-757-5686. Residents also can get updates and crew locations by following on Twitter @codwater.