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Spring Flushing

April 1, 2021 | Bureau of Water Department of Public Works

The City of Lancaster Department of Public Works will be performing a thorough flushing of water distribution mains to promote maximum water quality.

Flushing operations will begin on Monday, April 5. Flushing will be done from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. for approximately 6 weeks – see below for the tentative schedule. Operations will allow for the cleaning of each main at least once during the designated flushing dates. Visit our website, Facebook and Twitter regularly for any schedule updates. Bookmark this page – we will regularly post what streets have been flushed. You can also sign up for phone or text alerts through Everbridge – learn more at cityoflancasterpa.com/everbridge.

Flushing may cause customers to observe a slight cloudiness in the water and a reduction in water  pressure, but this occurrence should be temporary and can be remedied by running a second floor faucet for a few minutes. If customers experience cloudy water after this procedure is followed, they may report the occurrence by calling the Water Quality Lab at (717) 291-4818.

Questions? Call the Water Quality Lab at (717) 291-4818.