What is it?
UDF is a coordinated effort to flush water in a specific directed path at high velocities to scour out any sediment that has accumulated over time in the pipes.
Service Area 1 only, at this time we are only flushing this area as it is the older part of the district and where we self-produce our own water. Service Area 2 water is purchased from Sacramento County, and we are currently not set up to flush the distribution system in a UDF way.
Why are we doing it?
A flushing program is an important part of maintaining a healthy water distribution system.
But the drought?
Water conservation is very important but also maintaining a water distribution system is important to the health and safety of our customers.
How will this impact me?
Customers could experience discolored water during and after the flushing has occurred. While we are in your area you may need to avoid running appliances like washing machines or dishwashers. Once flushing is over in your area, you may want to flush your home faucets as well. Turn on the outdoor faucet at the front of the house until the water runs clear. Also run cold water from the faucets inside your home for 1-3 minutes until clear.
When will they be in my neighborhood?
What causes discolored water?
Discolored water is caused by mineral deposits. Iron and manganese mineral deposits can be found in groundwater in our area. These deposits can discolor the water though not aesthetically pleasing it is safe to drink. By flushing the water pipes, we are trying to remove excess build up in the water system.