VACAVILLE — City staff is recommending the temporary suspension of the annual valve exercise and hydrant flushing for 2014 due to water waste concerns during the current drought.
The action is part of the city’s Water Quality Program allowing sediments that have settled into the system to be flushed out through the fire hydrants. The California Department of Public Health recommends regular flushing to remove residue such as rust and flaking pipe materials in order to maintain water quality and reduce odor and color complaints by customers.
Hydrant flushing usually releases less than one-half of 1 percent of the city’s annual water use.
The City Council will meet and discuss this and other issues at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the council chambers at 650 Merchant St.
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