Purcellville News Flash

Posted on: March 29, 2017

News Release - Water System Flushing

PURCELLVILLE, Va. March 29, 2017- Starting on the evening of April 2, 2017, continuing during the week of April 3, 2017, and for several weeks thereafter, the Town of Purcellville will be conducting water system maintenance that involves the flushing of the water distribution mains throughout the Town. The flushing activities will generally occur between the hours of 9PM and 5AM, Sunday night through Friday morning each week.

Flushing is an important component of regular maintenance for any water system to ensure that the town is providing adequate water pressures and flows for fire protection. In addition, flushing helps remove any sediment that may have settled in the water distribution mains over the course of time.
Some water customers of the Town may experience sporadic cases of dirty water and/or low pressure issues for a short time due to the opening and closing of valves during this activity. Any sporadic discolored water experienced has been disinfected and does not pose a public health concern. The water continues to be safe for personal use during this time. The Town reiterates that discoloration is only aesthetic and is normal during any flushing process. Should the water in your home or business show signs of discoloration, you can run cold tap water until the color clears out.
Over the next several weeks, your cooperation in limiting unnecessary and excessive uses of water is appreciated and will assist the Town in completing the flushing as expeditiously as possible. The Town appreciates the patience and understanding of residents and visitors during this maintenance period.

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