WATER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM FLUSHING
The City of Milford Public Works Department will be completing water line flushing of the City’s water system during the month of July. Routine water line flushing is necessary to remove the build-up of scale, rust and silt from the water line which can cause customers to experience discolored water.
Public Works staff will complete the flushing by wards on Mondays and Tuesdays each week in July, weather permitting. In the advent of adverse weather or other emergency situations that may arise, the flushing may occur later in the same week or continue through August.
During these days, residents are encouraged not to park across from or within fifteen (15) feet of fire hydrants to ensure the flushing can be completed as quickly and efficiently as possible.
The Public Works Department will use the SwiftReach 911 emergency notification system, the City’s website, Facebook page and Twitter account to communicate the plans for waterline flushing. Residents who have not done so are encouraged to visit the City’s website (www.cityofmilford.com ) to register for SwiftReach 911 and to follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/MilfordDE ) and/or on Twitter (www.twitter.com/milfordDE ).
Residents who experience discolored water during the flushing program can alleviate the issue by running a single cold water faucet (preferably an outside faucet) for a few moments, which in most cases clears the water in the service line to the home. Additionally, we recommend residents not do laundry at the beginning of the day and wait until the water has cleared, as the particles may discolor clothing. Residents who inadvertently use discolored water in their washing machine can reverse the affects by rewashing and using Iron Out, Rover, or other similar products available at grocery and hardware stores.
For more information on City’s water services and the flushing program, please visit the City’s website at http://www.cityofmilford.com. For questions please contact Customer Service at (302) 422-6616
WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE THIS MAY CAUSE OUR CUSTOMERS AND WE thank you for your patience and understanding while PERFORM THE NECESSARY MAINTENANCE