Each year Pennsylvania American Water flushes its water distribution system to ensure that our customers continue to receive high-quality water service. Flushing also allows us to monitor and maintain fire hydrants.
No interruptions in water service will occur as a result of the work. Pennsylvania American Water advises that when crews are flushing nearby, customers may experience a drop in water pressure or some discoloration of their water. In the event of an emergency, or if you are a home-dialysis patient, please call our customer service center at 800-565-7292.
Customer Tips for Use during Hydrant Flushing
Listed below are several key tips that may lessen some of the potential, temporary disruptions. Please remember these conditions are temporary and may only last and hour or two past the conclusion of the hydrant flushing.
- Avoid washing laundry and use of the dishwasher
This water may contain sediment that may impair the clothes and dish washing process, so avoid washing laundry, especially whites.
- Check your faucet screen
Loose particle may become trapped in your faucet as from the hydrant flushing, which may affect water color and pressure.
- Watch for flushing crews
We ask that customers please be drive carefully when driving through an area where our crews are present.
The water main flushing will be performed by Pennsylvania American Water crews. They will be working out of trucks identified with the company logo. All employees will also have photo ID badges.
: 3/27/18Start Time
: 8amEnd Time
: 12/31/18Contact Name
: Pennsylvania American WaterContact Phone