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Leesburg Utilities Department to Conduct Water Main Flushing Program During Month of May

Post Date:05/03/2017 3:12 PM

Leesburg, VA (May 3, 2017) – Through the month of May, the Leesburg’s Utilities Department will conduct controlled flushing of water mains throughout the Town.

The annual water main flushing program is an essential part of the Town’s ongoing preventative maintenance of the water distribution system. Town crews will open certain fire hydrants and allow them to flow freely for a short period of time.

“This program is our version of spring cleaning,” said Amy Wyks, Leesburg’s Director of Utilities. “Flushing improves overall water quality by ridding pipes of sediment and scouring the interior of the pipes.”

Water is safe to drink and safe to use during flushing operations. Most customers will not notice any change in their water service while the flushing takes place. Some customers may experience lower water pressure, but there will be no interruptions in service.

Flushing may result in some temporary discoloration of the water. If water is discolored, the Town recommends to avoid doing laundry until the discoloration subsides. In addition, flushing may introduce air into the water, temporarily causing erratic water flow.

For more information about the water main flushing program, please call the Utilities Department at 703-737-7075. For after-hours utility emergencies, please call the Leesburg Police Department at 703-771-4500.

Media Contact:
Betsy Arnett
Public Information Officer 

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