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NID Begins Annual Water Flushing Program

The Nevada Irrigation District has begun its annual program to clean treated water lines. Water Operations Manager Chip Close says it’s done this time of year when treated water demand has dropped substantially, compared to summertime…

click to listen to Chip Close

Fire hydrants are used, allowing water to flow through main lines at a higher velocity, flushing away any residue that may have collected over the year. During the process, water will be dechlorinated and flushed from hydrants up to 400 gallons a minute. Close says it’s required to be done every year by the state, to ensure high quality drinking water…

click to listen to Chip Close

Close says customers shouldn’t notice any change to water quality during the process. The work will continue through February.

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