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Water Main Flushing Scheduled

By: Kate Rusch Public Information Officer

The Town of Estes Park Water Division will complete the annual water main flushing program from Tuesday, April 17 through Friday, April 20 and again Tuesday, April 24 through Friday, April 27. The flushing improves water quality and clarity by creating a higher than normal flow through the distribution system. This flow helps to clear the pipes of the iron oxide buildup that results from corrosion of the older steel pipes. Water customers may notice discoloration of their 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 flushing in the area. If rusty water is drawn, cold water should be run for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the water clears. If the water does not clear in that time, water should be shut off for about 30 minutes before the process is repeated.

Water main flushing will follow the schedule below:

Tuesday, April 17

Spur 66 to Marys Lake Road

Moraine Avenue (from River Rock Condominiums to Marys Lake Road) High Drive area

Range View

Elkhorn Club Estates

Riverside Drive (from Marys Lake Road to Prospect Park)

Wednesday, April 18

Fall River Road (from Elkhorn Club Estates to Fall River Estates)

Riverside Drive (from Prospect Park to Moccasin bypass)

Moccasin bypass and Cyteworth areas

Estes Park Medical Center area

Stanley Circle

CO Highway 7 (west side from Rocky Mountain Park Inn to Lexington Lane)

Thursday, April 19

CO Highway 7 (west side from Lexington Lane to Pinewood Drive)

Peak View Drive to Dekker Circle

Friday, April 20

CO Highway 7 (east side from Dannels Fire Station to Whispering Pines Drive) Park School District area

Bureau of Reclamation neighborhood

Fish Creek Road

The Uplands

Tuesday, April 24

Elkhorn Avenue and downtown (north to Devils Gulch Road) Davis Hill

Stanley Village

Black Canyon Hills

Wednesday, April 25

U.S. 34 (from Stanley Village east to Bellevue Drive) Stanley Heights

The Reserve

Ranch Meadows

Lone Pine area

Grand Estates

Dry Gulch Road

Good Samaritan Village

Thursday, April 26

Carriage Hills (south of Whispering Pines Drive) Arapaho Meadows

Cherokee Drive

Prospect Estates

Centennial Hills

Rockwood Estates

Friday, April 27

Thunder Mountain area

Fall River Estates

Fish Hatchery Road

Kiowa Ridge area

For more information about the water main flushing program, please call the Town of Estes Park Water Division at 970-577-3622 or visit To receive Town news and/or meeting agendas in your email inbox, please email


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