What should I do after the flushing?
If the tap water is used during flushing, it could come out full of sediment and discoloration. If you encounter discolored water, shut the water off and wait several minutes. After waiting, check the clarity by running cold water for a few minutes allowing new water to work its way into your pipes. If not, wait a few more minutes and check again. In some cases, you may experience slight discoloration for a few hours. This discoloration only affects the appearance of the water; it does not affect the taste or water quality.

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1. Why does the water system need to be routinely flushed?
2. Is the Utility Department the only ones that flush the lines?
3. What should I do when I see county utility crews flushing hydrants in my area?
4. What should I do after the flushing?
5. What should I do if my water pressure or volume seems low after flushing?
6. Why does the water look funny after hydrant flushing?
7. Is it OK to drink sediment - laden or discolored water during temporary disturbance events?
8. How is the flushing program related to hydrant testing by the fire departments?
9. What is the silt in the water system after flushing?
10. What will happen if fire hydrants are turned on or off too quickly?