You may see Utility crews in your neighborhood the week of September 19-23 — Black River Falls Municipal Utilities will be flushing water mains starting Monday, September 19th, and they hope to finish up by the end of the week.
Every year, crews move from neighborhood to neighborhood across Black River Falls scouring the city’s water mains. The flushing technique moves water at a high velocity through water mains and fire hydrants to clear out sediment from naturally-occurring minerals.
Clean pipes are essential for a clean, healthy water supply, and that’s why Black River Falls Municipal Utilities is committed to maintaining their comprehensive flushing program . However, flushing water mains can temporarily cause discolored water in nearby homes. If you notice flushing signs in your neighborhood, wait until the evening hours to do laundry or run the dishwasher, and make sure your water is clear first. If you do experience discolored water, run a tap in the basement for a few minutes until the water clears.
If you have questions or concerns, please contact Municipal Utilities at 715-284-9463