Annual Water Main Flushing Program Set To Begin
Estes Park Water Department crews will begin the annual water main flushing program on Tuesday, April 14th, and will continue flushing in various parts of the Town through Friday, April 24th.
The flushing is intended to improve water quality and clarity by creating a higher than normal flow through the distribution system. This helps to rid the pipes of the iron oxide buildup resulting from corrosion of the older steel lines. The process may result in discoloration of the customer’s water for a short period of time.
The rusty looking water can leave iron stains in clothing and is not aesthetically pleasing, but it is safe to use. The best solution for water customers is to avoid using water, particularly hot water, when the crews are in your area. If rusty water is drawn into your home or business, the customer should run cold water for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the water clears. If the water does not clear in that time, the user should turn the water off for about 30 minutes and then try running the cold water again.
The flushing program will begin Tuesday, April 14, 2009 and follow the schedule below:
Tuesday, April 14th-Spur 66 to Marys Lake Road
Moraine Avenue (from RiverRock to Mary’s Lake Road)
High Drive area
Elkhorn Club Estates
Riverside Drive (from Mary’s Lake Road to Prospect Park)
Wednesday, April 15th-Fall River Road
Riverside Drive (from Prospect Park to Moccasin)
Moccasin and Cyteworth areas
Hwy. 7 (west side from the Conference Center to Lexington Lane)
Thursday, April 16th-Highway 7 (west side from Lexington Lane to Pinewood Drive)
Peak View Drive to Dekker Circle
Friday, April 17th-Hwy. 7 (east side from Dannels Fire Station to Whispering Pines Drive)
Fish Creek Road
Tuesday, April 21st -Downtown (north to Devils Gulch Road)
Black Canyon Hills
Wednesday, April 22nd-Hwy. 34 (east to Olympus)
Lone Pine area
Dry Gulch Road
Thursday, April 23rd-Carriage Hills (south of Whispering Pines Drive)
Friday, April 24th-Thunder Mountain area
Fall River Estates and Fish Hatchery Road
Questions about the flushing program may be directed to 577-3622, 577-3608 or 577-3588.