Public Works Utility Division personnel flush the water distribution system annually, typically in the spring. This procedure is necessary to help maintain the water quality in the distribution system and is performed by systematically opening fire hydrants throughout the city.
The flushing program typically begins the first week of April. Crews will work through the city flushing a different section each week for five weeks. Business, commercial, industrial, and other high-traffic areas are flushed at night to minimize the inconvenience to citizens and motorists. Residential and lower-traffic areas are flushed during regular working hours.
When your area is being flushed you may notice temporary discolored water from taps and faucets; the water is safe to drink and any discoloration should subside within 24 hours. There may also be increased water on roadways near opened hydrants.
Questions regarding water line flushing can be directed to Public Works Field Services at 303.438.6334 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Waterline Flushing Map (click on the map to enlarge)
Water System Flushing Schedule:
Week 1 (shaded in red)
Industrial and commercial areas: Interlocken, Rocky Mtn Metro Airport, Broomfield Industrial Park, Flatiron Retail District, West Midway Boulevard
Week 2 (shaded in blue)
Main Street to west city limits, north of 10th Avenue; Main Street to Sheridan Boulevard, north of 10th Avenue
Week 3 (shaded in green
Hwy 287 to Sheridan Boulevard; between 10th Avenue and south city limits
Week 4 (shaded in purple)
Sheridan Boulevard to Huron Street; 120th Avenue to W. 144th Avenue