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Annual Fire Hydrant Testing & Flushing Begins May 20, 2019

Post Date:05/15/2019 4:00 PM

City staff will begin flushing on Monday, May 20th through June 28th. Flushing includes the old part of town and extends to Franklin & Evans Streets on the North, Highway 42 on the East, Dillon Road on the south, and the Goodhue Ditch on the West. It also includes all of the Colorado Technical Center (CTC).  See map below.

City utility staff has implemented unidirectional flushing (UDF) guidelines developed by the American Water Works Association.  The benefits of following these guidelines are that it minimizes the potential of rust & sediment reaching the customer.  The flushing operation scours & cleans rust and sediment from the water mains and may temporarily discolor the water in the area being flushed.  The entire process will take approximately five weeks, but should only affect your house for the day we are in your neighborhood. Residents should avoid washing clothes between the hours of 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. when the crews are scheduled in the area. We encourage residents to wash clothes in the evening hours or during weekends, as we will not be flushing during those time periods.  If your water appears rusty, running a garden hose or sprinkler system for a few minutes will normally clear it up.  If discoloration continues, please call the Louisville Public Works Operations Division at 303-335-4750. Thank you for your cooperation during this important maintenance process.

Flushing Map 2018

 

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