Water Main Flushing

Spring 2021 Flushing Maps

Water main flushing is performed, weather permitting, twice each year - in the spring and the fall.

Why We Flush Mains

Flushing of the Jamestown water distribution system accomplishes several things: Man flushing fire hydrant main

  • By systematically opening hydrants and allowing the water to run full force, the utility flushes out minerals, sediment and corrosion products that have settled in the mains.
  • Flushing mains serves as an opportunity for the operators to perform valve and hydrant inspections for optimal fire protection.
  • This process allows the utility to achieve greater flows through its mains.