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Flushing of the City’s Water System

Posted on June 21, 2024

As part of normal system maintenance, it is necessary to periodically flush a water system by flowing water at a high velocity. Corrosion and low flows in pipelines can reduce water quality in the City’s system, making it necessary to periodically perform system flushing from fire hydrants and other outlets. Port Orchard Public Works will begin flushing the City of Port Orchard water system on June 17, 2024. We will be starting with the the area outlined in red on the attached map and we will update this post as crews move across the City. It is possible that customers will notice sediment in the water at the house faucets during these maintenance activities.  If this occurs, people are advised to turn off all inside faucets, then allow water to run from an outside hose bib or the cold water tap of the bathtub until the water runs clear again.  Do not use the hot water tap to clear the water.  The water should only have to run a few minutes before it is clear again.  The City Treasurer’s office will apply a small credit to the water bill at the request of the ratepayer when this is necessary.

Questions during the process should be directed to the Public Works Department at 360.876.4991.

COPO Flushing

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