City’s annual hydrant flush begins Monday

For approximately the next two weeks, city residents may notice discolored water, low water pressure and increased water in streets and gutters, as the City of Grand Junction conducts its annual spring hydrant flushing program.

The program is done annually since the 1993 discovery of a harmless bacterial biofilm in the city’s water system, according to a news release from the city. No biofilm has been found since, and the city attributes that to this hydrant flushing program.

The flush runs 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m., on weekdays, beginning Monday on Orchard Mesa and ending later this month at 29 Road and Orchard Avenue.

Customers who notice discolored water when turning on a faucet should let water run for several minutes to clear the service line, the release said.



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