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 email@example.com or at 979.764.6223.