The Cape Fear Public Utility's Water Quality Section will begin its annual flushing program Monday night for its 1,100 mile-long drinking water system.
Crews flush all of its mains to maintain water quality, improve system flow and protect pipe integrity. Flushing is a routine operation done by water utilities every year.
According to CFPUA, during the work water is forced through pipes at high velocity and systematically flushed out of fire hydrants to remove accumulated mineral sediment.
Some customers may experience low pressure and/or water discoloration while flushing is taking place. Customers are encouraged to refrain from washing clothes and minimize water use while flushing is being done.
The program work is conducted between 9 p.m. and 7 a.m. to minimize neighborhood impact.
The entire flushing program is expected to run through the end of September. Section maps and updates are posted on CFPUA's website, www.cfpua.org.
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