WHY WE FLUSH WATER FROM HYDRANTS
It may seem strange to see utility workers letting thousands of gallons of water flow freely from a hydrant, particularly during the hot summer months or even a drought.
So why do we do this? There are several reasons, but to put it simply, we don’t have a choice.
Flushing is also an important preventive maintenance activity. There are over 1,000 miles of water line within the City of Waco water system and over 200 sites that require flushing on a routine schedule. The flushing route is carefully planned and valves are opened and closed to control the direction of the water flow.
Although it may appear to waste water, the process of flushing water is necessary to maintain the integrity of the water system and allows us to continue delivering the highest quality water possible to our customers.
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