The Charles City Water Department will begin flushing the City’s water distribution system on May 2nd, 2016 and will be finished by May 30th.
Annual flushing of the hydrants is necessary to provide better quality water and fire protection. Customers may experience fluctuations in pressure and/or discoloration of their water during flushing.
It also allows the Water Department to operate all fire hydrants in the distribution system and identify any maintenance requirements for each fire hydrant on an individual basis.
If you experience discolored water, run your cold water tap until it clears. During periods of discoloration, postpone washing clothes and limit your use of hot water until the cold water clears.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the Water Department at 641-257-6315.