NOTICE TO CITY OF ORTING RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES
To improve the water quality coming out of consumers’ water taps the City of Orting Water Department will be flushing water mains through fire hydrants. The City performs this operation annually.
FLUSHING WILL BEGIN Sunday, May 7, 2017
AND GO THROUGH Friday, May 12, 2017.
FLUSHING OCCURS DURING THE NIGHT BETWEEN
9:00 P.M. AND 4:00 A.M. EACH DAY.
During this period, you may experience variations in the water pressure and some discoloration in the water. If you experience discoloration, run the
cold-water tap at a rapid pace for 10-15 minutes or until the water runs clear. To avoid any inconveniences, check water clarity prior to using. You may wish to avoid doing laundry during the hours of flushing.
We ask that homeowners and businesses avoid using the water system during the above period to reduce pulling cloudy water into the homeowners and businesses service lines.
Any businesses that are open and serving the public should take all precautions during these hours as stated above. Orting Water Department will inform the businesses when flushing will take place specifically in their areas.
The Orting Water Department will take all steps possible to help make this a smooth operation for our customers. If you have any concerns or problems, please report them to City Hall as soon as possible. Use the above phone and fax number to contact City Hall during normal office hours, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or call (360) 893-2219, x139.
Thank you for your patience,
Dean Kaelin, Director of Public Works
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