Fort Collins Utilities is an equal opportunity residential and commercial utility service provider. We do not discriminate in the terms, conditions or provision of services based on race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status or national origin.
Fort Collins Utilities es una empresa proveedora de servicios públicos residenciales y comerciales con igualdad de oportunidad. No discriminamos en los términos, las condiciones o la provisión de servicios en base a raza, color, religión, sexo, discapacidad, estatus familiar o nacionalidad de origen.
Utilities crews typically flush the water distribution system to remove sediment and improve drinking water quality during early spring.
When flushing, fire hydrants are opened, increasing the velocity of water moving through the pipes. Flushing removes sediments that may affect the water's taste and color and is an essential preventive maintenance strategy for the water distribution system.
While a loss of water pressure is common, the process doesn't typically interrupt water service.
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Flushing may cause your water to appear cloudy or discolored. Though not harmful, this water may stain laundry. If this occurs:
This water can be used on plants and landscaping.
Water system flushing uses a minimal amount of water. It is a proactive and essential component of preventive maintenance, allowing crews to assess the condition of the distribution system and fire hydrants during the process.
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