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Town of Pinedale update: Water system flushing
by Town of Pinedale
July 11, 2016

The Town of Pinedale staff will begin the annual water distribution system flushing program on Tuesday, July 12th. The program typically takes around 10 days to complete. During this time you will see hydrants around town open and flowing water. This annual maintenance is critical to our effort to deliver the safest and highest quality water possible.

The purposes behind the hydrant flushing include:
- Flushing sediment from the mainline pipes to enhance your water quality.
- Checking for closed valves and weak flows in main lines.
- Helping find weaknesses in the system.
- Ensuring the hydrants and valves are working properly and able to sustain firefighting capabilities.

We will begin flushing the main lines first, from the top of the distribution system, then move our way down the system to the South end of Town. This flushing route is carefully planned to force any sediment to the end of the distribution system to be flushed out.

If you see a crew flushing the hydrant on your street, please avoid running tap water and using the washing machine or dishwasher until you see the flushing is done. When you see the crews in the area, please slow down and drive carefully.

After the flushing is over you may see temporary incidences of discolored water while the fine sediments that have been disturbed are flushed out. There is no health hazard associated with the discolored water. Shut off your water or just allow a few hours for the discoloration to dissipate. If your water pressure seems low, you may want to check the screens on your faucets or appliance supply lines to remove any trapped particles.

Donít forget this weekend the Pinedale Fine Arts Council is at it again with another free concert in the American Legion Park. Saturday night come check out The Barefoot Movement with special guests -- Screen Door Porch! As always, refreshments are available to purchase at the event.

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