System Disruptions

Occasionally, the water system experiences disruptions that may stir up mineral sediment from the bottom of the water mains that can make their way into your home. Generally, these are few and far between, and can be quickly pushed through with some aggressive flushing. These occurrences happen during and after water main breaks, at the beginning of the watering season when irrigation systems are turned on, during high-usage times (usually summer weekends), during fire flow testing, and hydrant flushing. If you see this in your home, they will mostly clear up in a matter of minutes by turning your cold water taps full force. We recommend using outside spigots if possible, and the cold water tap in your tub/shower. If there is still murkiness remaining after a good flushing, call us for assistance at 508-835-3025.