City of Campton
Spring System Flush
Beginning May 22nd 2023 city personnel will begin flushing water mains through the process of unidirectional flushing.
WHAT IS THE UNIDIRECTIONAL FLUSHING PROGRAM
Unidirectional flushing is a method of cleaning the inside of watermains within the distribution system. Different from standard routine flushing this technique allows high flow velocities of water by isolating sections of water mains. This higher velocity water flow allows for better scouring of the inside wall of the pipe to remove accumulated sediment and biofilm.
WHEN AND WHERE WILL FLUSHING OCCUR?
Flushing will occur Monday through Friday between the hours of 12pm-8pm and is expected to last 6 weeks. The distribution system will be divided into different zones with a dedicated week to each zone
HOW WILL I KNOW IF FLUSHING IS OCCURRING IN MY AREA?
The flushing schedule will be posted on the City of Campton’s Facebook page as well as its webpage at Camptonwater.com. Customers will also be notified by phone utilizing our one-call system
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT WHEN FLUSHING IS OCCURRING?
During flushing you may experience low pressure, cloudy and/or discolored water. It is advised to refrain from doing laundry during this time as it could draw discolored water into your plumbing and cause the staining of clothes.
WHY DO WE FLUSH?
The buildup of sediment and biofilms in water mains can restrict water flow, contribute to pipe corrosion and deteriorate water quality.
WHAT IS THE SEDIMENT?
The sediment found in water distribution systems are largely made up of precipitated iron and manganese. These are common metals found in groundwater throughout the country. Although they do not pose a health threat, iron and manganese can affect the aesthetic quality of water.
FLUSHING HAS STOPPED AND MY WATER IS STILL DISCOLORED?
During periods of high water flows, such as flushing, the sediment containing iron and manganese can become dislodged resulting in discolored water episodes. If you notice discolored water we recommend not using water for atleast an hour to allow any sediment to settle. After this time run cold water for several minutes until the water is clear before using hot water. If the water continues to be discolored notify city personnel.
Any questions or concerns can be directed toward the following
City hall 668-3574
Water Plant 668-7308