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Posted on: September 22, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Malfunctioning valve expected to cause discolored drinking water

WATER WORK

A malfunctioning valve at the city’s Verona Pumping Station is expected to cause discolored – though still safe for drinking – water throughout the drinking water system today.

The valve problem occurred at approximately 8:20 p.m. Thursday, and staff closed water mains to re-establish normal water pumping conditions.

The situation resulted in discolored water that will pump throughout the city system. When such an incident occurs, a reverse flow of water in the system tends to loosen accumulated sediment.

The city’s drinking water remains safe, and customers can be confident in using it.

If a customer’s home or business experiences discolored water, perform a cold-water flush by running cold water in bathtubs, then sinks, until the water runs clear. Avoid running hot water until the cold-water system has been flushed, and please be observant if doing laundry.

In this type of situation, staff expect the discolored water to last several days, to possibility more than a week.

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