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Flushing of our water lines

Please be advised that our lines are flushed on an annual basis.
You will be notified here on our web site prior to this event, which is scheduled during the early spring. Most of the flushing will occur between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. to reduce interruption.
Discolored (dirty) water and low water pressure can be expected during flushing. The water is not un-healthy it just doesn't look good. It would not be a good idea to wash white clothes without drawing water until the brown cloudiness goes away. It's a good idea to run an outside faucet about 5 minutes to remove the discolored water from your line after we pass your house.

Water Main Flushing Project FAQs

Frequently asked questions on flushing water lines.
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The flushing of the main water lines will start in March and continue into late April. Flushing will be done on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Some flushing will be done at night between 11:00 PM to 3:00 AM discolored (dirty) water and low water pressure can be expected during flushing.

How to Flush Water Pipes in a Home

After RWA has flushed the main lines you may need to flush your lines to get rid of the discolored water. Flushing your home water lines you can complete the task with a few basic steps.
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General Instructions for Flushing Residential Hot Water Tanks

If there is dirt water coming from your hot water taps but your cold water taps are clear, you may need to flush out your hot water tank. If so, these instructions will generally apply to hot water tanks properly installed within the last 10-15 years. If you have ANY problems following these instructions, you should contact a plumber to help you in flushing your hot water tank.
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Reminder to those homeowners who have irrigation systems.

The annual test of your backflow device is due by April 30th.
This is a yearly inspection required by the Washington State Department of Health and Roosevelt Water Association, Inc.
WAC 246-290-490.

Locate your Water Line

We are frequently called by customers asking us where their water line is located on their property
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