The Hectorcampbell NDA meets the second Monday of every month at 6:30pm in the Community Room of the Public Safety Building: 3200 SE Harrison Street, Milwaukie, OR

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Potential For Brown Water, Crews Flushing Water System

City of Milwaukie water crews began a comprehensive, systematic flushing of the water system in an area encompassing more than 7,000 customers on July 7, 2011. This coordinated program will clear pipes of sediment and dramatically reduce the potential of future brown water incidents. The program is expected to last about 10 days.

The flushing will be conducted between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., in the Hector Campbell, Lake Road and Linwood Neighborhoods, as well as in the International Way Industrial Area. Water crews will isolate six zones within the work area and will flush and clear pipes, primarily through opening fire hydrants, in each zone before moving on to the next one. City stormwater crews will be working in conjunction with the water crews to manage the water, and the water will be treated before entering the stormwater system.
During this flushing program customers may see discolored water in their faucets when crews are working in their immediate area. Should customers see discolored water, it’s best to run the bath tub cold water faucet until clear water returns. The City’s water is safe to drink, even when discolored.

Here is a link to a map of where crews are currently working.
Project Contacts:
Public Affairs Coordinator Grady Wheeler, (503) 786-7503
Water Supervisor Mike Clark, (503) 786-7617

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