Update provided by CU Board President, Dave Lohrer
Hydrant Flushing Update
17 hydrants were installed this past winter at various locations throughout the community. The locations that were selected took into consideration desired flushing requirements, as well as placing a hydrant within 1000′ of every home in the community. Installation was completed this past February.
Last Friday, the valves to each hydrant were opened. Opening the valves allowed water to pressurize the newly installed pipe, as well as the actual hydrant itself. The hydrants remained pressurized over the weekend. Today, after several days of being pressurized, the hydrants were inspected for leaks. No leaks were detected. After inspection, all 17 new hydrants were flushed. We received several reports of brown water today, which was to be expected. Jim, our manager, reported at the CU meeting tonight that what came out of the newly installed hydrants was darker than what usually comes out. This is a very positive development. With our new infrastructure, we’re able to flush out areas of pipe that were previously inaccessible. Think spring cleaning for your plumbing system after a 50 year long winter. Furthermore, the hydrants were flow tested today by the fire department. We do not have official results yet, but preliminary reports were positive. Once we have official information to pass, you will be notified. If you experience discolored water, open up any outside taps and run the water until it’s clear. Don’t do laundry or run the dishwasher until the water runs clear. If you are still experiencing discolored water after 48 hours, please let us know.