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.
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