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Water Quality Flushing

 

 

In the interest of keeping the City water supply of the highest quality the Elyria Water Works and Water Distribution participate in a Water Quality Flushing Program. We accomplish this through various methods. The Water Works samples residential and commercial customers daily. Manual and automatic flushing of mains also takes place throughout the city when the weather is above freezing. A vehicle travels to different areas and performs flushing and sampling and also we utilize Automatic Flushing units (shown). These units flush water at periodic intervals during the day but operate mostly at night when there is less disturbance to the citizens. When you see water blowing out of these units there is no cause for alarm. It is a normal function of the unit. The water used in this process is very small compared to the millions of gallons traveling through the 200 + miles of mains in Elyria.