Chesterfield schedules hydrant flushing for southern area

Roy E. Covington, director of utilities for Chesterfield County, advises residents in the southern part of the county that the department will begin flushing water lines on Sunday, April 3. Flushing will take place in the portion of the system that lies generally south of Route 360 to Colonial Heights, Enon and the Matoaca-Ettrick area.

Flushing will take place from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday night through Thursday night each week through Friday, April 15. The flushing process involves systematically opening fire hydrants and creating higher-than-normal flows that will clean the interior of water mains. The flushing program is just one way the county strives to ensure high-quality drinking water for its customers. During the hours of scheduled flushing, customers may experience discolored water, low pressure and, in a few instances, short periods of no water.

For more information, contact the Department of Utilities at 748-1310.

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