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Posted on: July 12, 2019

City Water Line Flushing

The City of Milford Public Works Department will be flushing water lines on Mondays and Tuesdays during the month of July. Routine water line flushing is necessary to remove the build-up of scale, rust and silt which can cause customers to experience discolored water.  In the event of adverse weather or other emergency situations, the flushing may occur later in the week or continue through august.

During these days, residents are encouraged to not park across from or within fifteen (15) feet of fire hydrants to ensure the flushing can be completed as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Residents who experience discolored water during the flushing program can alleviate the issue by running a single cold water faucet (preferably an outside faucet) for a few moments, which in most cases clears the water in the service line to the home. Additionally, we recommend residents not do laundry at the beginning of the day and wait until the water has cleared, as the particles may discolor clothing. Residents who inadvertently use discolored water in their washing machine can reverse the affects by rewashing and using iron out, rover, or other similar products available at grocery and hardware stores.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause our customers and we thank you for your patience and understanding while we perform the necessary maintenance.

The SwiftReach 911 emergency notification system, the City’s website, Facebook page, and Twitter account will be used to communicate the plans for waterline flushing. Residents who have not done so already are encouraged to visit the City’s website to register for SwiftReach 911 and to follow us on Facebook (Milford-DE) and/or on Twitter (@MilfordDE).

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