Water System Flushing
November 1, 2019
Annual Switch to Groundwater and Water System Flushing
From today, November 1st to Sunday, November 17th, the State of California Department of Water Resources will perform its annual maintenance of the water distribution system pipeline. During this time, the City of Santa Maria will provide 100 percent of the water supply from the groundwater basin and will continue to meet all water quality standards. City customers may notice a difference in the water due to the increased hardness and mineral content.
In conjunction with this annual maintenance, the City will flush hydrants at dead-end streets throughout the Santa Maria water system from Monday, November 11th through Sunday, November 17th. Flushing helps to keep water lines clean and prolongs the life of the City’s water system.
Water customers in the flushing areas may notice water discoloration during flushing activities. This discoloration is not harmful, but if it should occur, running an outside faucet will help to clear the property’s water line. It may be best to wait to launder clothes until the water runs clear. This inconvenience is temporary and cannot be avoided.
Questions regarding the switch to groundwater or flushing activities may be directed to (805) 925-0951 extension 7270.
Contact Person: Shad Springer, Director of Utilities
Telephone Number: (805) 925-0951 ext. 7211
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