West Valley Water District is currently flushing pipelines throughout our service area. Flushing is necessary to maintain the successful operation of the District and is required by the State Water Resources Control Board – Division of Drinking Water. Flushing involves running water at high speeds through hydrants or blow-off valves to remove sediment that builds up at the bottom of the water main over time.
The District continues to engage in water conservation and when water is flushed at this velocity and volume, it seeps back into groundwater supply to minimize water loss. We only release the optimal amount of water to sufficiently flush pipelines. Here are a few reasons why flushing is beneficial: