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Annual Water System Flushing

Post Date:10/21/2020 4:54 PM

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October 21, 2020



Annual Switch to Groundwater and Water System Flushing



From Friday, October 30th to Monday, November 16th, the State of California Department of Water Resources will perform its annual maintenance of the Coastal Branch of the State Water Project. 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 perform flushing of water lines throughout the water system. 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.



Department:                            Utilities

Contact Person:                     Alexandra Griffith, Regulatory Compliance Manager

Telephone Number:                (805) 925-0951 ext. 7270

E-mail Address:            


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