Water Flushing Program

  • Annual flushing of waterlines removes sediment build-up that accumulates over time. 

    Notices will be posted when City flushing crews will be in your area.

    Flushing information

  • What not to do

    • Do not turn on your water between 9 am and 4 pm if flushing is happening in your neighborhood.
    • Do not run appliances that use water such as refrigerators with a water dispenser, dishwashers and washing machines.

    If you notice discolored water after flushing has been completed in your area

    • Flushing may stir up sediment, resulting in temporarily-discolored water.  
    • Turn on each cold water faucet and allow the water to run until it is clear again.  
    • Flush each toilet two times.

    Contact us

    If you have questions about the water-flushing program, contact Operations Center staff at 503-618-2626.

  • Water flushing video