Discoloration of the water is expected during and after the flushing. Flushing in one area may create discolored water in other areas. Customers are advised to avoid washing clothes and those with hot water tanks are advised to avoid drawing hot water during the flushing hours and until any discoloration has cleared. It is expected that the water will clear by midday after the flushing. Customers may also experience low water pressure during the flushing. This schedule is subject to weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstances. See FLUSHING SCHEDULE webpage for full details.
We are in the process of building a high accuracy electronic mapping/database system for the water distribution system. In order to gather critical data, each customer’s curb stop (shut off valve) must be located. To minimize interruption and to maximize efficiency we are using past engineering drawings, a metal detector, and advanced global positioning system hardware. Unfortunately, we may have to do some light digging with hand tools to visually confirm the location of these curb stops as many have become buried over the years. We appreciate your patience while our team of distribution operators, geographical information systems analyst, and intern work to accomplish this project.
This will be an ongoing project.
Portsmouth Water and Fire District