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College Station continues water line cleaning project Nov. 7-8
Posted Date: 11/6/2012 2:30 PM

On Nov. 7-8, College Station Water Services will continue its extensive water line cleaning project that began in October.

The project will continue water line flushing using a process called Unidirectional Flushing, or UDF. In contrast to routine water line flushing, which is done on a small scale largely in response to customer water quality complaints, Unidirectional Flushing is a deliberate, proactive approach to improving water quality and is done on a much larger scale.

As before, Unidirectional Flushing will begin at 9 a.m. by opening and closing carefully selected hydrants and valves, and flushing water from these lines at high enough velocities to achieve a “scouring” of the water line.

Note: During the actual flushing process, there may be some water on the roadway. Also during this process, some customers may experience discolored water, a short-term decrease in water pressure or, in rare cases, loss of water service while the unidirectional flushing is taking place.

Please report any problems with water service to 24-Hour Utility Dispatch at 979.764.3638.

Wednesday’s work area: Harvey Mitchell Parkway from Texas Avenue to Highway 6
Thursday’s work area:  Rock Prairie Road between Wellborn Road and Highway 6.

About Unidirectional Flushing
Unidirectional Flushing is a proven technique to improve water quality by removing sediments and stale water and improving the disinfectant residual and water clarity. This results in long-lasting water quality improvements throughout the water distribution system. Improved water quality resulting from unidirectional flushing also results in longer-term water quality improvements.

For more information please contact Jennifer Nations, Water Resource Coordinator, at or at 979.764.6223.