City to Flush Water Lines in Hartsfield Road Area

By: COT Press Release Email
By: COT Press Release Email

September 14, 2012

Beginning Wednesday, September 19, crews from the City’s Underground Utilities will conduct water line cleaning in the Hartsfield Road area of northwest Tallahassee. This routine maintenance, which involves opening fire hydrants to flush lines, may cause temporary minor disruptions in drinking water service to City customers in this designated area. Periodic line cleaning is needed to clear naturally occurring minerals, sediments and blockages in the water distribution system. There are no adverse health concerns associated with the operation.

Work for the two-week project will take place between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Weather permitting, work should be completed by Friday, September 28. A total of 808 households will be affected in the area located:

North of Hartsfield Road
South of I-10
East of Nugget Lane
West of Old Bainbridge Road

Customers in these work areas may experience temporary low water pressure, discolored water or brief water service interruptions during hydrant flushing close to their home. While the cleaning process does not pose any health or safety hazards, Your Own Utilities advises customers to avoid running water in their homes during low water pressure periods to prevent any sediment from entering their home’s service lines and plumbing. After water service returns to normal, running water for a few minutes from an outside hose or bathtub faucet will help clear out any discolored water that may remain in the system.

Throughout the project period, variable message signs will be placed along Hartsfield Road near the daily work zone. Motorists should exercise caution in the vicinity as water from the flushing operation may temporarily cover the roadway. Flagmen will help control traffic flow as necessary.

For more information, please visit or call Your Own Utilities at 891-4YOU (4968).

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