SONORA, CA: To ensure water quality, Tuolumne Utilities District (TUD) will be flushing sections of the water distribution systems in the Sonora area next 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 next week:
March 5th through March 9th
Eastside Sonora from the Greenley Road basin to Campo Seco Road.
TUD will release an updated announcement of those scheduled areas as soon as they are confirmed and post the information on its website at www.tudwater.com. Please look for the TUD electronic signs for when we will be flushing in your neighborhood. 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.