Water Service Shut-Downs

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TIPS FOR WEATHERING A WATER SERVICE SHUT-DOWN 

We know it is difficult to be without water service and if at all possible we will give you at least a 48 hour notice when water lines will be shut down for repair. Here are some things you can do to minimize the inconvenience.

  • Fill the bathtub and keep a bucket nearby so you have water for flushing toilets.
  • Fill bottles and other containers and refrigerate them so you have water for drinking and cooking.
  • Fill the kitchen sink or dishpan with sudsy water so you can wash your hands, rinse dishes, etc.
  • Water plants and do laundry the day before.
  • Reschedule any pool maintenance or home improvement projects.
  • Follow manufactures instructions for equipment such as swamp coolers and heat exchangers. Air conditioning units should not be affected.

In the event of an emergency such as a water main break crews may shut down service without notice. If you need assistance at times like these, call Public Works at 647-4550.

WHAT TO DO WHEN YOUR WATER IS TURNED BACK ON AFTER A SHUT-DOWN

If the water is brown or you experience air in the line when the water is turned back on, run the cold water for a few minutes and it should clear up.  If the problem persists please call Public Works at 647-4550.

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