To ensure water quality, Tuolumne Utilities District (TUD) will begin its annual flushing of the water distribution systems next week. This flushing of water lines occurs every year and will run through March 2013, weather permitting. 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 Cedar Ridge area from January 7th through January 11, 2013.
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 refer to the TUD website at www.tudwater.com for daily updates or changes to the flushing schedule.
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 because it may cause water to become discolored and try to limit your water use indoors 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 and Public Relations at 209-532-5536, x 501.