|Hydrant flushing now underway|
Tuesday November 27, 2012
On Thursday, December 6, 2012 the City of Napa Water Division will begin the annual Unidirectional Hydrant Flushing Program. Through March 2013, flushing will take place in portions of northern Napa, Browns Valley, Alta Heights, Soscol Gateway, Napa Valley Corporate Park and Silverado Country Club. To help keep the public up-to-date on our progress. The flushing program maps and updates can be found at www.cityofnapa.org/water Hydrant flushing is a periodic maintenance activity to clean and flush the City water mains. Fire hydrants are opened to move a large volume of water at a higher than normal velocity, mobilizing particles and minerals that have settled and flushing them out of the system. This helps the City maintain the highest quality of water in the public water system.
Because the flushing stirs up particles and minerals, it may cause periods of discolored water and reduced water pressure in areas where flushing is being conducted. The water will remain safe to use and generally clears within a few hours. Residents should monitor their water prior to starting laundry, especially when washing white clothes.