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Green Bay is Flushing Water Mains -WFRV (posted April 16, 2018)

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) - The Green Bay Water Utility will start flushing water mains on Monday, April 30.

According to GB Water Utility, they will flush water mains throughout the city as part of its Unidirectional Flushing Program (UDF).

Nancy Quirk, general manager of the Green Bay Water Utility,

Basically, UDF is part of our routine maintenance to scour, clean and improve the quality of our drinking water by using high velocity to remove particulates that may have accumulated over time in water mains.

Utility says that in addition to enhancing overall water quality, UDF enhances water pressure and water flow (which helps with fire protection) and improves overall Utility operations.

The Utility anticipates this season’s UDF will take from April through October as it involves about half the city, flushing 220 miles of water main and exercising more than 1,630 hydrants.

City residents will notice UDF being conducted Mondays through Thursdays, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Water Utility crews will set up sandwich board signage in each area they are flushing to alert water users and customers will receive a mailing before flushing begins in their area.

New for this year, an interactive map on the Utility’s website at www.gbwater.org is updated weekly to reflect where the Utility plans to flush next as well as where it has completed flushing.

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