Vacaville crews start water main flushing

By From page A3 | February 19, 2013

VACAVILLE — Vacaville Public Works crews have started the city’s annual water quality flushing program to clean out its system of water mains, according to Vacaville’s public information office.

The work started in the general area of Peabody Road last week and moved toward Foxboro Drive. It is expected to continue for the next seven to 11 weeks in different neighborhoods across the city.

Although residents have noted few problems since the program started in 1993, Public Works Department officials have said there may be some short-term side effects such as silt or colored water at the tap and a temporary drop in water pressure. These will subside within 24 hours after flushing. City officials recommend that residents run outside water taps for five to 10 minutes after flushing has occurred in the area.

For more information, call the Vacaville Utilities Department at 469-6400 or the Public Works/Field Utilities office at 469-6500.

Reach Ian Thompson at 427-6976 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ithompsondr.

Ian Thompson

Ian Thompson

Ian Thompson has worked for the Daily Republic longer than he cares to remember. A native of Oregon and a graduate of the University of Oregon, he pines for the motherland still. He covers Vacaville and Travis Air Force Base for the Daily Republic. He is an avid military history buff, wargamer and loves the great outdoors.

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