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Utilities Department to Conduct Water Main Flushing Beginning in June

Post Date:05/17/2019 11:58 AM
Leesburg, VA (May 17, 2019) – The Town of Leesburg’s Utilities Department will conduct controlled flushing of water mains throughout the Town beginning June 1 through November 30, 2019. This preventative maintenance program is essential for maintaining the Town’s high standards of water quality.

Water mains are flushed by opening fire hydrants and allowing them to flow freely for a short period of time. The flushing cleans out sediment, removes air which may accumulate in the water mains and restores chlorine levels in areas of limited use, thereby, reducing the potential for bacteriological contamination.  

Water is safe to drink and safe to use during flushing. However, flushing may result in temporary discoloration and sediment in the water. If discoloration or sediment is evident, the Town recommends residents avoid doing laundry until the discoloration subsides. Flushing may also introduce air into the water, which may temporarily cause erratic flow.

Some residents and businesses may experience lower pressure during the flushing in their neighborhood. The Town regrets any inconvenience the flushing operation may cause.  

Please call the Utilities Department at 703-737-7075 for further information. For after-hour emergencies, call the Leesburg Police Department at 703-771-4500.

Media Contact:
Leah Kosin
Public Information Assistant
lkosin@leesburgva.gov
703-771-2781

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