WATER SYSTEM FLUSHING CONTINUES

October 17, 2007

October 21-26 Special Flushing Schedule

Madison-During the week of October 21, Madison Water Utility will continue its water main flushing program with a combination of night and day-time flushing. Crews will be working in extensive areas on the southwest and southeast areas of the city from 9:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. (see attached map). Night work in these areas begins Sunday night, October 21 and will be completed by 5:30 a.m. Friday morning, October 26. No further night flushing is planned this year.

Also, a day crew will continue to work October 22-26 in the Arbor Hills area south of the beltline between Seminole Hwy and Fish Hatchery Rd.

During the week of October 29 and on through November, three to four day crews will work in various areas of the city, as previously announced, as well as on the east side between the Yahara River and Olbrich Park, from Milwaukee St to Lake Monona. Information about this schedule is available from:
www.madisonwater.org
• 261-9178, a pre-recorded message which is updated weekly.
• The next regular newspaper ad November 5 (first Monday of the month) in the Wisconsin State Journal and the Capital Times.
• Customers may also request to be added to a list for email notification of flushing locations by contacting the utility by email at water@madisonwater.org or by phone at 266-4651.

Flushing of the water distribution system removes accumulation of mineral deposits (usually iron and manganese) from the water mains. This may cause discolored water, which may be drawn into homes and businesses if water is used during or immediately following flushing operations in the neighborhood. If customers experience discolored water during the operation, it can be cleared by opening the cold, hard water taps nearest to the water meter to full flow until the water runs clear. If discolored water persists, contact the Water Utility at 266-4661. Washing clothes in discolored water may cause laundry stains. Customers should not use discolored water for drinking or cooking.

Contact:
  • Doug DeMaster, 261-9834