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Hydrant Flushing

From time to time, you will see members of our staff flushing the water mains through fire hydrants. This process is used to circulate the water throughout the distribution system. Areas with lower flow rates are especially prone to discoloration of water resulting from stagnant water conditions as well as a lack of chlorine residual. Flushing water throughout our distribution remains the most cost effective method to maintain quality drinking water. Our goal is to flush the entire distribution system annually until we are able to maintain delivery of the highest quality water in Ocean Shores.
Flushing Schedules
Hydrant flushing activities for 2020 have been postponed and are expected to resume in 2021.

We recommend that you do not use hot water during the hours of 8 AM and 4 PM on the flushing days given in the schedules above. If you experience discoloration of your water, please run the COLD water tap for a few minutes until it clears. If you must use hot water during flushing operations, we strongly recommend flushing your hot water tank after our operations are complete.
If you have any additional questions on hydrant flushing please contact us by phone at (360) 289-4210.