AMELIA COURT HOUSE SANITARY DISTRICTMarch 2021 Fire Hydrant Flushing Schedule:
A. Taylor Harvie, III Daryl Gough
AMELIA COURT HOUSE SANITARY DISTRICT
The Importance of Flushing Water Lines
Residents who notice Amelia Court House Sanitary District (ACHSD) employees working at fire hydrants and see water running into the street may think that the District is ignoring its own philosophy on conserving water. The process of periodically "flushing" fire hydrants, however, is an important preventive maintenance activity. Although it may appear to waste water, this process is part of a routine maintenance program necessary to maintain the integrity of the water system and to continue to deliver the highest quality water possible to you our customer.
Please be advised that as a result of the flushing procedure:
a. This discoloration consists primarily of harmless silt and precipitates and does not affect the safety of the water.
b. If you experience discoloration in your water after crews have been flushing, please be sure to clear the pipes in your own home by running all water faucets for a minute or two or until all traces of discoloration disappear..
2. This same philosophy of water line preventive maintenance is one that you should use in your own home.
a. Your home's water heater should be drained and flushed at least once a year to keep it working efficiently and to protect your homes water quality.
b. Also, if you go out of town and there is no water use in your home for a week or more, when you return it's always a good idea to run all your faucets for a minute or so before using the water. This ensures that you don't use any stagnant water that may have developed in your home while you were away.
3. If you have any questions or concerns please contact:
Daryl Gough (Public Works Director) at (804) 561-4565 or email@example.com
A. Taylor Harvie, III (County Administrator) at (804) 561-3039 (office) or at firstname.lastname@example.org