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Alder Scott J. Resnick

Alder Scott J. Resnick

Home Address:
661 Mendota Ct # 1404
Madison , WI 53703

Phone: 608-807-7962
Common Council Office:
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Room 417
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 266-4071
Fax: (608) 267-8669
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Flushing water mains - 10 pm to 6 am

June 3, 2013 6:00 PM

Madison Water Utility crews are flushing water mains downtown this week.  When flushing crews are working close to your residence, you may experience periods of discolored water or very low water pressure.  The flushing will occur between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.  It is advised that you avoid doing laundry or other activities for which discolored water could cause problems during flushing operations.

Water Main Flushing Schedule:

Why We Flush

Water from our aquifer contains low levels of naturally occurring iron and manganese, which often accumulate as sediment in water mains.  The minerals aren't considered harmful, but their accumulation over time can cause water to have a slight brown or reddish tint.  We regularly flush our water mains in the spring and summer months to push out the sediment, but that action -- or any other disturbance such as fire suppression, a main break, contractor work, or a flow test -- can temporarily stir up the sediment that causes discolored water.  If your water becomes discolored, run a cold water tap in the basement (or lowest level) at full force until the water clears.  Usually it clears in just a few minutes.  If it doesn't clear, please call the Water Quality hotline at 608-266-4654 or 608-266-4665 (24-hour operator).

You can find a weekly flushing schedule on the Water Utility website, which is updated every Friday:

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