SONORA, CA: To ensure water quality, Tuolumne Utilities District (TUD) will be flushing sections of the water distribution systems in the downtown Sonora area this week. The reason for the flushing is to clear out any sediment or minerals that may accumulate in pipes on an annual basis. Flushing will occur in the following area this week:
Wednesday, March 21st through Friday, March 23rd
Downtown Sonora area including Lyons, Barretta and Gold Streets headed towards the Shaw Flats area. TUD maintenance crews will flush between 8am and 3pm. Please note, when TUD is flushing the water lines, we offer the following recommendations:
- Don’t be alarmed if you observe substantial volumes of water flowing in drainages or alongside the road. This is typical for flushing.
- You may experience fluctuations in service pressure. If pressure problems persist, please contact the District.
- While flushing is occurring, we recommend not doing laundry and try to limit your water use in order not to draw this water into your household plumbing.
- If you have cloudy water after the water lines have been flushed, please turn on an outside hose bibb in order to flush your service line prior to where the water enters the house.
For additional information or questions, please contact Lisa Westbrook, Customer Services Supervisor for TUD at 209-532-5536, x 501.